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VIDEO: Flames tear through Europe’s oldest Mosque located in northern Greece

22 March 2017 14:32

A fire blazed through the fifteenth century Celebi Sultan Mehmed Mosque, also known as the Bayezid Mosque, in the northeastern Greek town of Didymoteicho on Wednesday.

The flames took 54 firefighters with 23 fire engines to extinguish and parts of the historic mosque’s roof were destroyed.

Investigation started immediately in order to determine the ause of the fire.


It was the biggest mosque in the Balkans. Construction of the mosque began under Sultan Bayezid I and it was completed by Sultan Mehmed I in 1420.

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