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Ivaz Efendi Mosque

The Ivaz Efendi Mosque, attributed to Sinan but there is no evidence for this. The date is given as 1581 or also 1585, the latter being the year when Ivaz Efendi died.

I wanted to take some pictures inside, if only for the marvellous Iznik decorations. But a man took it upon him to show me on the rules for proper conduct that picture taking was forbidden, and when I wanted to ignore this, because I thought the measure was stupid, physically prevented me from trying. Before blood would flow I gave in.

In 2015 I thought the man might have mellowed, but found the mosque was being restored. Let's hope the Iznik doesn't get stolen or ruined (as it sometimes does).
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