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Kethuda Bazaar Mosque

Kethuda Bazaar Mosque

Kethuda Bazaar Mosque is in Kadıköy District on Anatolian Side of Istanbul. It is located in the region called “Çarşı” (Bazaar) on Serasker Street, one of the busy directions of the district. It is estimated to be one of the oldest mosques of the region; despite not certain, it is narrated that Kethüda Mustafa Aga, one of the prominent statesmen of the period, built the mosque about 450 years ago, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

No information is available anywhere on the mosque concerning its date of construction. However, this place certainly was used to be a dervish lodge and prayer room at the mosque's current place. It is a structure in line with the city's dynamic human traffic thanks to its boards and lights hanging on its walls. The interior place is accessible through the iron hall gate opened up to the pedestrian way. The wooden entrance door of the mosque is very elegant.

It is in a modest size. The mihrab adorned with tiles which indicates the Kiblah and where the imam prays before the community and the wooden minbar where he reads the Friday sermon draw the attention.

Its walls are covered with vertical wooden material for a meter long, and few adornments and decorations attract following this lengthy material. The mosque has two storeys carried with vast columns. It is an artifact with a tile roof and a single minaret.

It is among the information concerning Kethuda Bazaar Mosque that it underwent comprehensive repairs in 1952, 1983 and 1989. Moreover, the mosque’s minaret was renewed during the repair in 1983.

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