The Selimiye Mosque ( tour. Selimiye Camii ) is a standard of the Turkish mosque, located in the city of Edirne and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List .
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The Selimiye Mosque, erected by the architect Sinan in 1569-1575  , is one of the outstanding architectural achievements of Islamic culture and is considered the most harmonious temple complex in the country. The yard and the building are not separated from each other parts, but a single whole. Such a complex of buildings is called külliye in Turkish and includes a hospital, a school, a library and baths located around a mosque, as well as a madrasa , dar-ül hadis (Hadith House), a clock room and a number of shops. This also includes the Bayesid II Mosque ( tour. İkinci Beyazıt Külliyesi ), which now houses a health museum. Sinan created an octagonal arch support system consisting of eight columns.
- Kiuiper, Kathleen (2009). Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture. Rosen Education Service. pp. 201. ISBN 978-1-61530-019-8 .