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Şakirin Mosque

Nuhkuyusu Caddesi No 2, Karacaahmet Mezarlık Girişi, Üsküdar, Istanbul

At the northern entrance to the Karacaahmet Cemetery.

Hüsrev Tayla’s (known for the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara) bold Şakirin Mosque was built in 2009 and the highlight here is its interior, designed by the award-winning Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, the first woman to design the inside of a mosque. Marrying space-age elements and Seljuk design, it has a strange otherworldly beauty. For more info, visit its detailed website.

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