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İMRAHOR MOSQUE (MONASTERY OF STOUDIOS)

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In Byzantium a magnificent monastery and church were built in the name of eastern council, Stoudion. The church built by Emperor Leon I for John the Baptist. The monastery was looted by the Crusaders during the conquest of Constantinople so then it had repaired. During the Beyazit II Ottoman era it was converted into a mosque by İmrahor İlyas Bey. today İmrahor Mosque is one of the oldest Byzantine structures to have survived.

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