Melike Hatun Mosque
|Melike Hatun Mosque|
Melike Hatun Mosque from the north
|Region||Central Anatolia Region|
|Architect(s)||Muharrem Hilmi Şenalp|
|Style||Classical Ottoman type|
|Dome height (outer)||47 metres (154 ft)|
|Dome dia. (outer)||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Minaret height||72 metres (236 ft)|
The mosque is named after Melike Hatun. Nothing definite is known about Melike Hatun, except that she was a wealthy 14th-century lady. According to Professor Hüseyin Çınar of the Yıldırım Beyazıt University, she was probably the daughter of Kayqubad III, the Anatolian Seljuks sultan (r. 1298-1302). She was the commissioner of many public buildings in Ankara. She was also the supporter of Hacı Bayram-ı Veli.
The ground area of the mosque is 3,600 m2 (39,000 sq ft). The diameter of the dome is 27 m (89 ft) and the maximum height is 47 m (154 ft). It is a four-minaret mosque. Each minaret has three balconies (Turkish: Şerefe), and the height of each minaret is 72 m (236 ft).
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