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2/27/2002 AKA: MİMAR SİNAN
1/24/2003 Seeing these mosques was one of the great experiences of my life! I am so happy to see them again, on this site. I also recommend the Atik Valide Caami complex in Uskudar for anyone interested in this great architect.
Paul from Vermont
3/5/2003 Approximately, how many hundred buildings have Sinan built??
4/8/2003 His known Buildins: 84 mosque, 53 mescid(places for worshiping), 57 Moslem theological school), 7 home of reading Koran, 22 tomb, 17 charitable establishment, 3 hospital, 5 water vault, 8 bridge, 20 caravanserai, 35 palace, 8 underground storehouse, 48 turkish bath. total: 364.
12/25/2003 Brilliant Site. I have always been in love with Turkish Masjids.
As soon as you go inside one, you know you are standing before your creator,
because of the majestic beauty of the surroundings.
12/25/2003 I have heard so much about the Selim Mosque in Edirne, but where are the pictures?
12/26/2003 Yes, I so wanted to see the Selim Mosque in Edirne. Plus, there are Sinan mosques in Bursa that I want to see. Maybe some day.
5/2/2004 Masha Allah, I love these pictures, they are a beautiful sign of Islamic greatness and a motivation to try and achieve such glory as our forefathers have done beyond all the trouble that is disturbing the muslim world today.
Well Done, and Lots of Sellam from a Bosniak brother from Australia who was born in Novi Pazar
5/3/2004 I'm doing a report on Mimar Sinan and it is really cool to find this site and be able to see his mosques in such beautiful pictures, thank you!
7/12/2004 THE ONES WHO SAYS UGLY WORDS ABOUT TURKEY AND TURKS , THERE ARE GOOD ONES AND THE BAD ONES IN EVERY COUNTRY.IF YOUR HEARTS FULL OF HATRED TURKISH PEOPLE CAN NOT BE THE REASON, THEY CAN ONLY GIVE AND SHARE THEIR LOVE , RESPECT AND THEIR FOOD.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO GET TO KNOW TURKEY AND ITS RICH HISTORY AND THEN I DO NOT THINK YOU ALL WILL HAVE THESE NEGATIVE FEELINGS ABOUT THE TURKISH PEOPLE.
I LOVE U ALL AND THANK U VEY MUCH BYE THE WAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE PREPARED
THIS WEBSIDE. I LOVE U ALL.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
9/30/2004 yeah i am also turk,livin in istanbul and at that time in germany for internship,i was making a presantation for german people.thats representing turkey,i found your site,its amazing and it was also interesting a foreigner has so much interest in mimar sinan and mosques.but i have tothank u its amazing site and thank u for representing my country.
12/2/2004 Thanks to u my friend... thanks for doing the job which we (Turks) 've forgotten to do...
Ayrıca araya "Laaa laaaa mahsun" diye böğüren arkadaş hakkında birşey söylemek istiyorum... Böyle bir yerde bile üstün zekanı sergileyip Mimar Sinan' ın izinden gittiğimizi gösterdiğin için teşekkür ediyorum... Zekan fazla geliyor olmalı ki fazlası bizim anlayamadığımız boyutlar arası kelimeler cinsinden ağız ishali olarak dökülüyor... Çapsız!!!
12/30/2004 sizi tebrik ediyorum. Çok güzel ve temsili bir site
4/26/2005 Please, men do not convert this site to an ugly-arguement arena. I hope this site was not created for these things. You the "so called" Armenian genocide arguer, go and try to impose your crazy idea in other sites. This site should not be a use for these pathetic losers. And as the author, or the webmaster, the site owner should read and evaluate the comments before posting here. Please if you want to do something try to do it in a honorable way, insulting the whole Turkish nation will not convince anybody. Please post your comments in a sensitive and respectful way. And please do not try to answer this comment, if you do, we won't make any progress, just argue, argue, and argue.
So, just get over with it and search for other communication tools or areas for your opinion. Have a nice day. Bilal ÇELİK, İzmir University of Economics, İzmir, Turkey
5/1/2005 Turkish are one of the most brave and hospitable nation this earth ever produced.
If we go back to the ancient history, Turkish are most Islam loving and Practical Muslims. They have a very good record in the Past.
I pray for the same in present and wish them a happy future.
5/1/2005 Aslamoalaikum all my Muslim brothers(Turkish and Non turkish)
First of all, Very well done for launching such a beautiful web site.
Well, I have seen, people have written quite a lot about the Genocides in the past. Being a Muslim, it is our belief that killing of any innocent is a major crime.
I wonder, why people can not see the other side of the picture.
What is happening in Iraq, kashmir,Palestine,Afhganistan and all around the muslim world? Muslim's blood is being floated in the streets? Is it different blood from the Americans and Israelis?
We must condemne this, if we claim to be fair, otherwise I am afraid this cheap diplomacy will never be accepted by the fair generations of the world.
Few words about the Turkish Nation...........Very intellegent,courageous and God fearing people, who at one point,were ruling the whole world coz they were true Muslims.
Lets join together and stand under the Flag of Islam and be true Muslims and spread the Allah's message through out the world that true success is in fulfilling the commandments of Allah and holy ways of his Prophet Muhammed(Peace be upon Him).
Dear Friends, May I request you all not to use abusive language for anybody and prove to be very sensible and loving human beings.
HAVE A NICE DAY
5/28/2005 ARMENIAN / TURK - SAME BLOOD - SAME RACE - FOREVER FRIENDS.......
6/13/2005 Sorry about the insulting conversation that has been going on here for the past several weeks. I have removed most of the offending messages.
Since 4/24/2005, 80% of notes posted on this site were posted here as an argument between several people. The person starting it and posting most of the notes (70 notes) uses AOL, which makes him very hard to track, but he's probably in the US. The YTA supporter submitted the second most notes with 40 notes. He is near Istanbul. A third is near Leiden, Zuid-Holland with 20 notes. Things cooled down around 5/29/2005 when the site started slowing down from all the posts.
Thanks to those who tried to cool down the discussion.
... And in the great words of Mr. King, "Can't we all just get along?" (Rodney, not Dr. MLK.)
6/22/2005 Im not sure if you have had any messages from down under... but as a Turkish Muslim living in Australia I would like to congratulate you on your efforts. The site is FANTASTIC! THANK YOU :)
9/5/2005 Ive just come back from kusadasi 3 weeks ago.It was my best holiday ever.Turkish people are so nice,couldn't do enough for us.Big "hello" TO all the staff in the shamrock bar,alex,serken,UGLY,richie rich,ibo,teo and the rest.See yous all next year for a month coz 2 weeks wasn't enough.lots of love from Genene,Breiffni and elaine Ireland xxx We love it!
10/13/2005 Thanks for the effort brother...its informative ...Fadzil ( Malaysia ).
First of all,. i do not think that this site was intended for discussing political issues. There are many sites and forums to spill your guts over politics so please do so if you must,.. but not here..
Now, as for the beautifull architecture by Mimar Sinan, and about the mosques in this case... i have a question. Did Sinan design the interior decorations of the projects he made, or did he just stick to the contructive side and leave the details of patterns, ornaments and writings to others?
1/1/2006 HI, im a kiwi girl living in australia with a turkish husband! Love turkey and it's people & great site... Very informative and great pics, Well Done.
And also you are so lucky to have visited so many beautiful places...
2/7/2006 i m from Istanbul,Turkey. And all around us there are historical traces and buildings especially Sinan's buildings are the signs of Turkish Arhitecture. If you haven't been Istanbul and Turkey, you missed lots of beauty. Thank you for this site. I can send you some photos about Selimiye Mosque Eski Mosque Uc Serefeli Mosque in Edirne, Sehzade Mosque Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul.
3/1/2006 selam, nisilsin...
well i am a filipina muslim 25 years of age.
since i was in highschool way back 11 years ago.
i have started adoring TURKIYE...
i've started collecting all stuffs with regards to TURKIYE...
i found TURKEY one of the MOST BOOMING,SUCCESSFUL, ENORMOUS and FASTIDIOUS coutry worldwide...
I SALUTE TURKIYE REPUBLIC...
you're the best...
Istanbul is one of the best place in TURKEY...
4/4/2006 lm Sinan Cavlim and live in Greece and l say for that,best place in euro is istanbul Konstantinople , istanbul have History for self .
4/10/2006 Hi all. It s really great to see those people around the world interested in Sinan's Work. But i would like to open a new point of view and say that Sinan is not only an Architect but one of the best Structural Engineers in the world. I am saying that because i am a Civil and Earthquake Engineer and also a doctorate student in Milano who is dealing with seismic behaviour of monumental buildings especially the mosques. So i would like to share an information with you. Sinan also was one of the first (maybe the first) earthquake engineers in the world. He strengthened and retrofitted the Mosque Beyazit II in 1571-1574 by adding a new arch to the structure. This new arch can be seen inside the mosque where some plasters fall down. With Ihsan Engin Bal who is a doctorate student like me in Italy, we are dealing on this subject. Mr.Bal prepared a paper on this subject. We re trying to prepare a new paper on the effect of retrofitting by Sinan to this Mosque. If you want further information on this subject you can contact to Mr.Bal via email@example.com or my email firstname.lastname@example.org . his website is www.enginbal.net
Thank you again for such a work.
Oguz Bahadir Sadan
5/3/2006 If you have not been to Turkey,,,you havent been anywhere yet.
5/3/2006 Hello, my name is Maria,I have been to Istanbul last summer and I was suposed to spend 4 nights in Istanbul,I ended up stayin 3 weeks!! What a city, such great historic places,such great food,such great lifestyle. (I didnt want to return to the states) Turkish people are so healthy too!!!
5/11/2006 So which is it? Susan or Maria?
5/31/2006 Hi all, my name is Naim.First of all thank you for this great site.My country is very interesting because it is between west and east you can see difference between people from east of Turkey and west of Turkey.While people from west of Turkey talk about anti-american things you can see them with marlboro cigarettes,levi's jeans and coca cola,on the other hand while people from east of Turkey pieceful and love humanism ı mean every people in the world,you cant see them with amrican life style they just seem like theirself.Thats is a situation in Turkey now.While west ( EU and USA ) want us to show that they are not againist to mouslims,and also they want to control our economy and use our 20.000.000 teen people ( because they are alll old people) , east ( iran,Russia,China) want us to join them and stand againist west's cultural and military assaults.Also we have crazy problems like south cyprus's people ( mr no) and Armenians ( they really see us as their enemy but not they always speak behind USA and EU's arms.) also Iraq,iran,Syria oh my God ı forgot Greece fanatics.Now my friends you see where we are!!! But we are alive for 2000 years,had thousands of wars,changed our religion to Islam,sometimes killed sometimes kill.Now I am looking for what kind of adventures the future will bring us. ( soory for bad english) Bye.
6/14/2006 I just want to say the turks are such kind warm people i have been twice and enjoyed it both times we stayed in Kusadasi and drank in the shamrock bar every night the staff were warm and welcoming they even met me and my friends during the day and showed us just how beautiful Kusadasi was i especially want to thank Robert and Sean and of course little Daniel you are such wonderful people love Sheryl,Ali & Saleena XxXxXxXxXxXxXxXx
7/4/2006 Mashallah mashallah mashallah...am not turkish...am Arab but i love to see turkish mosques...they're sooo beautiful...great work....May Allah bless you...wasalam
4/29/2007 he was armenian
2/15/2011 Very nice post, good luck! ;-)
2/27/2011 IT TOOK AN ARMENIAN TO BUILT ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES.TURKEY SHOULD GIVE THANKS TO ALL THE ARMENIANS NOT JUST FOR BUILDING ALL THOSE MOSQUES BUT ALSO FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR TURKEY THROUGH ALL THE AGES. INSTEAD THEIR THANKS WAS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ARMENIAN RACE.
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