Atabey Mosque

Atabeygazi mosque was built in the second half of the 13th century by Atabey Muzaffereddin Yavlak Aslan Bey, who was the third Bey (kind of lord) of the Chobanids. It is a good sample of classical Turkish architecture featuring cut and rubble stone, a wooden ceiling resting on 40 pillars, and simple interior decoration. Because of its 40 pillars, it is called "Forty Mast Mosque" among locals. It is at the same time a "Fetih Mosque," which means that the city or the castle had been conquered on a Friday, and the Friday prayer was held in the conquered place according to the Turkish Islamic tradition.