Mosques of Ankara: objects of ideological representation since the 1950s /

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2014
Karaelmas, Elif
Political ideologies are often represented in architecture. This study discusses how politics shaped the architectural process of mosque production in Ankara after the 1950s and is limited to the construction of mosques in the Altındağ, Çankaya and Pursaklar districts in the 1950-2010 period. The primary aim is to decode the underlying issues in the power relations and shed light on the effects of political choices and ideological tendencies on the architecture of mosques. This is done through an analysis of the changes in the profiles of stakeholders involved, namely the associations, the state and the private sector. The role of the architects is also taken into account as they are a leading element of the entire mosque production process.

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E. Karaelmas, “Mosques of Ankara: objects of ideological representation since the 1950s /,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2014.