Rustem Pasa Mosque, Tekirdağ Merkez, Tekirdağ, Turkey 

The Rustem Pasha Mosque is a 16th-century Ottoman mosque located in the Hasırcılar Bazaar in the Tahtakale neighborhood, of the Fatih district of Istanbul , Turkey .

The Rüstem Pasha Islamic cultural center was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha. Rüstem Pasha died at age 61 in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 until 1563. The mosque complex now hosts a religious school.

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