Nothing is known of the early history of this church, possibly dedicated to St Theodore. The main part of the church is thought to date from the 11th - early 12th centuries.
After the Ottoman Conquest the church was converted into a mosque by Molla Şemsettin Gürani, by whose name it is also known.
Looking south along Tirendaz Sokağı, off Vefa Caddesi.
... A lot of old houses in this neighbourhood have been demolished.
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Church of St Theodore >
Kilise Camii (Vefa)
Molla Şemsettin Gürani Camii
CS-82/6/35S N 240411 020920
3 July 1982
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