Gazi Turhan Bey Mosque and Tomb were built on behalf of Gazi Turhan Bey who was one of the most famous commanders of Sultan Murat II. And Mehmet II.(Mehmet the Conqueror) era. He was the son-in-law of Sultan Murat II and brother-in-law of Sultan Mehmet II. He is known as the Conqueror of the Morea. His father Pashayigit and his so Omer Bey were prominent commanders of their times, too. Altough his birth and death dates are uncertain, it’s generally accepted that he died in mid-1456 and was buried into the tomb built for him in Kırkavak village.

The village of Kırkavak, which is 8 km away from Uzunkopru , was bestowed as a foundation on him in exchange for his distinguished services in 1454. He built up a Kulliye in this village. Evliya Çelebi metioned abaout this village in his famous Seyahatname (Book of Travels) as a village with a beautiful mosque, inn (han) and Turkish bath (hammam) in 1658. Today, only the mosque and tomb of this Kulliye still exist.

The mosque and the tomb carry the same characteristic structural features with the other contemporary counterparts in Edirne. They both were built on square-plan and made of rubble and brick. In addition the mosque and the tomb which are pretty humble in terms of inner decoration , have  single domes covered  with lead atop. The mosque was built with one minaret with a balcony and a wooden porch inside as a conclusion of the tradition and the necesssity. They both were restored and opened to visit in

The Mosque of Murad II which is located  in the Muradiye neighbourhood, was built by Sultan Murad II along with the Uzunkopru and opened to service in 1444. It is one of the mosques carrying the title of Selatin. Although the Muradiye Mosque was originally built as a part of Kulliye with a hammam and an imaret (public kitchen) around , today only the mosque has survived.

In front of the mosque , there is a last congregation porch that’s 3.80 m (12.46) wide by 22.20 m (72.83 ft) long. Although in its original state 12 wooden pillars were used to support the porch , in the restorations performe in the ensuing years those pillars have been removed and a wall built instead. Apart from this, the mosque hosts a small cematery in the backside where the prominent people of the city were interest.


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