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The Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmet Pasha (husband of one of the granddaughters of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Esmahan or İsmihan). According to the foundation inscription the building was completed in AH 979 (1571/72). The mosque is officially named after Princess Esmahan, but is more commonly known for its association with her far more famous husband

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Taken on July 7, 2012