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|August 13th, 2009, 10:58 PM||#98|
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So it's not right to call Ottoman mosques as Byzantine style since Byzantine architecture is not the only one they inspired. Ottoman Turks were very advanced on architecture and created their own style by following the civilizations that lived before them.
Here is the Ortaköy mosque which is built in baroque style
Dolmabahçe mosque, this one in classical style of late Ottoman period.
Or here is ancient Anatolian inspired Teşvikiye Mosque, a neo-classical example.
But like you said some Ottoman/Turkish mosques are completely based on Hagia Sofia such as famous Blue Mosque. But still it's better to call it Ottoman style since Ottomans were also same people who ruled same lands and practiced same culture, architecture..
Btw sorry for late reply
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