July 05, 2023 2 min read

Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque, whose foundation was laid on July 3, 2020 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was built on an area of 7 thousand square meters on a land of 18 thousand 500 square meters.

Inspired by Mimar Sinan's Süleymaniye Mosque, modern construction techniques were used in the construction of the mosque.

Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque

The patterns surrounding the main dome lettering were made in the form of a ship's rudder. In the middle of the dome inscription, there is a 16-pointed compass star. As in the main dome of the Büyük Çamlıca Mosque, the mosque, where nano technology is used, includes massive copper sheets and gold and silver colored materials.

Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii Çinileri

Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii

600 square meters of tiles

The tiles in the mosque on an area of 600 square meters were created with the drawings of Mehmet Gürsoy, who was awarded the "Living Human Treasure" by UNESCO in 2009. The tile work was prepared exclusively for the Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Mosque, using very modern but classical patterns and motifs.

Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii

 Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii Mehmet Gürsoy


Mehmet Gürsoy, the Tile Artist of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, who was declared a "Living Human Treasure" by UNESCO in 2009 as a heritage carrier, stated that he strives to prevent the art of tiles from being buried in history. Mehmet Gürsoy, who defines the art of china as a "Music of the Eye", emphasized that he is trying to carry the legacy of his ancestors to the present and said, "It is a good event to be accepted as a heritage carrier in an artist's world and to be worthy of it. We carry this legacy to the newly built Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha Mosque in Istanbul. I am very happy to have a large collection of 5,000 pieces of tiles in this mosque,” he said.


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 Mehmet Gürsoy Selçuk Çinileri


Mehmet Gürsoy iznik çinileri

 Gürsoy said, "Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha captain derya. He lives in the 16th century. We rebuild civilization and produce it harmoniously and elegantly with its original colors. We are making the 16th century exactly. It will be the first signed mosque in the world. They will see my signature in the works."

 Mehmet Gürsoy


Mehmet Gürsoy Çini

 Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii


Mehmet Gürsoy Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii

 Mehmet Gürsoy tiles


Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa Camii Çinileri

 We would like to thank Mr. Cemil Şahin for the photos.

Mehmet Gürsoy Levent Camii Camii Çinileri