Yeni Mosque, Thessaloniki

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Yeni Mosque
Γενί Τζαμί
20121020 exterior of Yeni Mosque Thessaloniki Greece.jpg
General information
LocationThessaloniki, Greece
Coordinates40°36′56″N 22°57′24″E / 40.61556°N 22.95667°E / 40.61556; 22.95667Coordinates: 40°36′56″N 22°57′24″E / 40.61556°N 22.95667°E / 40.61556; 22.95667
Completed1902
Design and construction
ArchitectVitaliano Poselli
Front view

The Yeni Mosque (Greek: Γενί Τζαμί, from Turkish: Yeni Cami, "New Mosque") is a historical mosque in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was built by Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli in 1902 for the city's Dönmeh community, crypto-Jewish converts to Islam. However, when the Donmeh left the city during the population exchange between Greece and Turkey, it was used to house the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki in 1925.[1] Today it serves as an exhibition center.

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  1. ^ The Dönmeh: the Judeo-Islamic Mystery of Thessaloniki Archived 2010-10-13 at the Wayback Machine, Albena Shkodrova, Balkan Travellers.com