The Ottoman Mosque at the period of Suleiman the Magnificent
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The mosque is one of the works of Suleiman the Magnificent (Dynasty: 30 September 1520 – 6 September 1566) period.
The mosque was built from the need for a Friday Mosque because of the expansion of Ezine in the 16th century and the opening of the western side of the Akçin stream to the settlement.
Kethüda Mehmet Efendi had Zeytinli Cami built. Its construction started in Hijri 970, (Gregorian 1563-1563) and completed in Hijri 977, (Gregorian 1569-1570. It was expanded and repaired during the Sultan Abdulhamid II. time, 1899 – 1900.It was expanded and repaired during the Sultan Abdulhamid II. time, 1899 – 1900.
Sultan II. Abdülhamid zamanında 1899 – 1900’de genişletilerek tamir edilmiştir.
With accelerating commercial activities in Ezine and the city’s becoming a science and culture center from the 14th century onwards, especially leather and leather processing was developed in the western part of Ezine. According to the French traveler Vital Cuinet, Ezine had more than 40 leather processors in the 19th century. Maybe due to multiplicity of these leather tanneries on this side, in the restoration inscription of the mosque, a reference was made to leatherwork saying “I said the leather ore enlighthens so you pray”.
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