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Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, Beşiktaş, Turkey | by Sevi Kocak
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Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, Beşiktaş, Turkey

The Yıldız Hamidiye Mosque, also called the Yıldız Mosque (Turkish: Yıldız Hamidiye Camii, Yıldız Camii), is an Ottoman imperial mosque located in Yıldız neighbourhood of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey, on the way to Yıldız Palace. The mosque was commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II, and constructed between 1884 and 1886. The mosque was built on a rectangular plan and has one minaret. The architecture of the mosque is a combination of Neo-Gothic style and classical Ottoman motifs.

 

Sultan Abdülhamid II used to attend every Friday prayer at the Yildiz mosque.

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Sultan Abdülhamid II was the 34th sultan of the Ottoman Empire and reigned between 1876 and 1909. He was the last Ottoman Sultan to rule with absolute power. Some historians even say that He was the last emperor of the world, who exerted effective control on global interests.

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