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In the same block with the Spice Market is the Yeni Mosque, also known as the New Mosque, despite it being 400 years old.

What's interesting is it was two women who commissioned the mosque. Safiye, mother of Mehmet III started it in 1597 but lost her influence upon the death of her son, and then it was completed by Turhan Hadice, mother of Mehmet IV.
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