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Sokollu Mehmet Mosque - by Sinan

The Sokollu Mehmet Paşa mosque, which is a jewel with its fine Iznik tiles from the best period. It is by Sinan, built in 1571-1572. It was built in memory of Esmahan Sultan, a daughter of Selim II and Grand Vezir Sokollu Mehmet Paşa's wife.

It was built on the site of an ancient church, the “Strolling Through Istanbul” guidebook tells us its columns were used in the mosque’s courtyard.
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