Mosque of the Martyrs

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Shahids’ Mosque
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Basic information
Location Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Date established Beginning of the 1990s

The Mosque of the Martyrs (Azerbaijani: Şəhidlər məscidi), also popularly known as the Turkish Mosque,[1] is a mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan, near the Martyrs' Lane. The mosque was built in the beginning of the 1990s with assistance of the Turkish government.[2] The mosque currently is used as an official residence of religious attaché of the Turkish embassy.[2] The mosque has been under construction since 2009.[2]

The 154th ayah from Al-Baqara chapter of Quran is written on the façade of the mosque in Arabic and Turkish:

“Do not say “Dead!” about those, who died for the sake of Allah. No, they are alive! But you do not feel.”


  1. ^ Turkish Mosque In Baku Closed For 'Repairs'. Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe. 28 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Bayram Balci and Altay Goyushov.Edited by Jørgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašic, Egdunas Racius (2012). Azerbaijan. BRILL: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. p. 660. ISBN 9789004225213. 

Coordinates: 40°21′30″N 49°49′40″E / 40.35833°N 49.82778°E / 40.35833; 49.82778