Çarşamba: The Mosque of Hirami Ahmet Pasha.
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Çarşamba is a small part of Balat neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It is in Fatih, the capital district which hosts the provincial authorities, inside the walls of the ancient Byzantine city of Constantinople. It is one of the most conservative areas of the city, and also a quite peaceful environment. It is rich with Byzantine monuments, like the mosques of Fethiye and Hirami Ahmet Pasha. According to 17th-century Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi, its name comes from the town of Çarşamba in the Black Sea Region since, after the Fall of Constantinople, this part of Istanbul was repopulated with people coming from that city.  In Turkish Çarşamba means "Wednesday" and a famous street market is organized every week on this day, the Çarşamba Pazarı ("Çarşamba Market", but also "Wednesday Market").
- Mamboury, (1953), p.99
- Mamboury, Ernest (1953). The Tourists' Istanbul. Istanbul: Çituri Biraderler Basımevi.
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