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Hacı Veli Mosque

Hacı Veli Mosque

There are many historical mosques in Gaziantep that add value to the cultural heritage. Besides important places of worship such as Sheikh Fetullah Mosque, Ömeriye Mosque, Kozanli Mosque, Hacı Veli Mosque are also worth mentioning. The Hacı Veli Mosque was built in the middle of the 17th century. Since there is no inscription, It is not known by whom it was built. The structure, which is rectangular in plan, also has a last congregation place covered by a dam. This place is based on seven separate wooden posts. It is possible to reach the minaret from the west of the last communion by means of an arched gate. Minarets are considered short compared to other mosque minarets. The minaret balcony portion is enclosed by a wooden umbrella. Similarly, the Harim(sanctuary) section has a wooden roof. In order to enter the courtyard, two round gates that are intertwined are used. Just above these doors, there are triangular pediments. Hacı Veli Mosque was originally created as a Masjid in 1645. About 50 years later, a pulpit is added and converted into a mosque. It takes its present shape largely with the repairs that took place in 1912. The final repairs are carried out in 2008 under the leadership of the General Directorate of Foundations. Haci Veli Mosque, popularly known as The ’Little Mosque'.

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