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Blue Mosque

The mosque ıs named for the blue Iznik tiles that cover the interior. The Blue Mosque has six minarets which at the time of construction only the mosque at Mecca had minarets. The thought of rivaling with Mecca was considered heretical and later a seventh minaret was added.
Istanbul, Turkey

September 19th 2009
We stayed ın İstanbul from September 19th thru October 1st the average temperature durıng the day was around 24°C or 75 °F. Durıng the nıght, temperatures were around 20 °C or 68 °F. We totally forgot but the 19th of September was the last day of Ramadan. DUH! Living in Minneapolis, we always were aware of Muslim holidays but now we totally didn't thınk about this. In Turkey the 3 day ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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