Mimar Sinan

Istanbul court halts construction next to historic Atik Valide Mosque complex after damage report

Construction of a new building planned next to the Atık Valide Mosque complex, one of the two great Istanbul mosque complexes designed by the legendary Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in the 16th century, has been halted by a court on the grounds that the work was damaging the historic building. 

Municipality halts construction project after walls of historic mosque crack in Istanbul

A municipality has halted a construction project in Istanbul's Üsküdar district after the walls of a historic mosque have cracked. 

The construction of a pedestrian road in front of the Şemsi Paşa Mosque built by renowned Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in 1580 was halted after criticism poured over damage on the historical structure.