İmaret(Çarşı) Mosque

"The İmaret Mosque at the marketplace is a large charitable work"

(Evliya Çelebi VIII, 1966, p. 38).

 

The body of Hafiz Abdülezel Pasha who martyred in Turkish - Greek War in 1313 (1897) was buried in the courtyard. The Ottomans lost control of Alasonya in 1912 and according to reliable witnesses many of the structures left behind were demolished at this time (Gavra, 1988, p.25). Some of the remaining structures were demolished by the Rumelians who had come from Anatolia during the exchange. I was able to locate a gravestone in the backyard of the Customs House that belonged to the Ottoman period. The original inscription on this gravestone had been rubbed out and "Independence Square, August 1924" was written in Greek. I am of the opinion that this gravestone, which had been carved and used as a monument in the first year of the exchange, did not belong to just any ordinary person. Most likely this gravestone is that of Abdülezel Pasha. I think that the tomb that had been protected by the Turks until the time of the exchange was later neglected and misused by the Greeks. The date when the gravestone was brought here could not be ascertained.

 

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