On the picture: The ‘Yivli Minare' (= fluted or grooved minaret) and (in the left down corner) the mosque whose prayer hall is covered by small domes. The second minaret and the big dome in the back belong to the ‘Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque’ (early 17th century).
The fluted minaret and its mosque were built around 1230, during the reign of the Seljuk sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I (1220-1237); the original mosque was destroyed in the 14th century and replaced by a new one in 1373. With its six domes, this ‘Yivli Cami’ (also: Ulu Cami/Great Mosque) is one of the oldest examples of multi-dome (Islamic) construction in Anatolia.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Türkye Tarihi Yerler Kılavuzu’ – M.Orhan Bayrak, Inkılâp Kitabevi, Istanbul, 1994.