Maltepe Mosque

Maltepe Mosque or (Maltepe Masjid) (Turkish: Maltepe Camii) is a mosque in Ankara, Turkey. Along with Kocatepe Mosque, it is one of the best known mosques in Ankara.[1]

Maltepe Mosque
Maltepe Camii
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Maltepe Mosque
Religion
AffiliationHanafi
Location
LocationAnkara, Turkey
Maltepe Mosque is located in Turkey
Maltepe Mosque
Location of the mosque in Turkey.
Geographic coordinates39°55′29″N 32°50′49″E / 39.92472°N 32.84694°E / 39.92472; 32.84694Coordinates: 39°55′29″N 32°50′49″E / 39.92472°N 32.84694°E / 39.92472; 32.84694
Architecture
Architect(s)Recai Akçay
Groundbreaking1954
Completed1959; 62 years ago (1959)
Specifications
Length20 m (66 ft)
Width20 m (66 ft)
Dome height (outer)30 m (98 ft)
Minaret(s)2
Minaret height50 m (160 ft)

LocationEdit

The mosque is situated in Maltepe neighborhood of Ankara at 39°55′29″N 32°50′49″E / 39.92472°N 32.84694°E / 39.92472; 32.84694. Distance to Anıtkabir in the west, is about 900 metres (3,000 ft). Distance to Sıhhiye Square in the east is about 600 metres (2,000 ft).

HistoryEdit

 
The Mosque in 1970

The mosque was commissioned by a NGO established to build the mosque. It was planned by Recai Akçay .The area was consecrated by the municipality of Ankara. The ground breaking ceremony was in 1954 and it was completed in 1959[2]

The buildingEdit

The total area of the building including the yard is 7,019 square metres (75,550 sq ft). It is a square-plan building each side being 20 metres (66 ft). It is a floor heated mosque. [1] The lower 5 metres (16 ft) of the side walls is coated by ceramic.[2] The height of the single green dome is 30 metres (98 ft) and the two minarets each with one şerefe (balcony) is 50 metres (160 ft).

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