In the Turkish Quarter, you’ll find another neighborhood full of nicely restored homes, many quite different architecturally from the Greek homes. There aren’t as many restaurants and boutique hotels as in the Greek Quarter.
There are two historic buildings located in the Turkish Quarter. The first is the Köprülü Mehmet Paşa Camii, a mosque built in 1655.
The second is the Alaybey Camii, a mosque built around 1700. It contains the tomb of Ottoman Grand Vizier Halil Hamit Paşa, who served from 1782 to 1785 before he was beheaded by Sultan Abdül Hamit I.
Finally there’s the Namazgah Çeşmesi. It’s a fountain built in 1703 under the orders of Grand Vizier Öküz Mehmet Paşa.