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Kaleiçi is the historic city center of Antalya, Turkey. Until modern times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish republican eras. The Kaleiçi area is located in the centre-eastern portion of the city along the mediterranean coast fronted by the yacht harbour that dates to the Roman era.

The name Kaleiçi means “Inside the Kale” or “Inner Kale” (Kale itself means castle or fortress).

Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque_003 Kaleici,Antalya,TURKEY 2009 © Levent ŞEN

The Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque (Turkish: Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Camii) is a mosque in the city of Antalya, Turkey. Built in 18th century in the Kalekapisi district, the mosque is one of the most important Ottoman mosques in the city.

The main dome, which rises on a high rim, is supported by three semi domes, one each in the east, west, and south directions, as well as three domes on the northern side. There are tiled panels decorated with Koranic verses in taliq script on the pointed arch-formed lunettes of the windows on the northern façade of the mosque and inside it.

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