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Kayseri , Turkey
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The Ottoman-style Kurşunlu Cami (also called the Ahmet Paşa Camii after its founder) was built in the late 16th century, possibly following plans drawn up by the great Sinan (who was born in a nearby village). Another notable mosque is Kayseri's Ulu Cami , begun in the mid-12th century by the Danışmend Turkish emirs and finished by the Seljuks in 1205. It features some good examples of early Seljuk style, such as the brick minaret, one of the first built in Anatolia.

Be sure to have a look at the Sahabiye Medresesi , an Islamic theological school that now functions as a book bazaar.