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How do you build a cut-stone mosque? | Akcakoca Mosque, Duzce | Golbasi Mosque, Ankara | Ahment Efendi Mosque at Asri Cemetery, Ankara | Merkez Fatih Mosque, Besikduzu, Trabzon | Erzincan Terzi Baba Mosque, Erzincan | Kaynasli Mosque, Duzce; 2000 | Samsun Sanayi Mosque, Samsun | Yomra Merkez Mosque | Sivas Cumhuriyet Universtiy Mosque | SEKA Paper Factory Mosque; Kastamonu, 1983. | Ugurlu Mosque, 1998; Izmir, Narli Dere | Havza Sanayi Mosque, Samsun 2007 | Istanbul Esenler Bus terminal Mosque / Esenler Cumhuriyet Camii | Samsun Merkez Camii / Mosque; 1979 CE

Erzincan Terzi Baba Mosque, Erzincan

In the eastern edge of the town this mosque presents an interesting understanding of spirituality because of its astro-dome and the baklava design of the minarets.

During the summer of 2002 when I visited Erzincan I noticed this mosque. Although most of its exterior was finished but still some work to be done like placing the carpeting on the floor, the heating installations and the panting of the walls.

For me this mosque was unique for two things: it dome and the minaret. The dome was made out of plastic and it was like a huge asto-dome that you would normally find above sports stadiums all over Europe and the United States. I was misfortunate to be in it during a rain storm and I can tell you that an empty space as huge as that mosque can sound like being inside of a drum because of its dome. As the rain droplets hit to that plastic dome, the sound inside was like a one-continuous-thunder.

The other interesting was its minaret. Just think of a baklava slice; if you remember they are usually cut into a diamond shape or a parallelogram in mathematics. And now, think that shape about 30 to 50 meters high. The minarets of this mosque were just like that. Their balconies were inside as opposed to making a ring around it. Enjoy… and notice the plain intricacies.
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