Mehmet Vefa Han, İmran Döngel, Cevdet Söğütlü
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In this study, the restoration work carried out in the wooden parts that is an important element of Keban Leaded Mosque was discussed. Yusuf Ziya Pasha in Keban town of Elazığ built Keban Leaded Mosque in 1795. The mosque has reflected the characteristics of the Ottoman period. The town is one of the few remaining from the complex structure. It is famous for its marble pulpit, processing dome, women’s section made of wood, preaching, doors and window shutters.

Later its built, there are no registered information about the restoration work carried out during the Ottoman Period. However, towards the end of 1800 years, it is specified that some interventions was made. According to records of Foundations General Directorate, firstly, it was restored in 1965. Then, the second restoration was carried out in 1999.

The investigations made by means of observation and photography shows that the repair work has been concentrated mainly in the structure of the carrier element. The other portion is also left as it is. Wood preaches fame is a case useless and is kept in the closed section of the mosque. There were no transactions for the window shutters. It is understand that women section made of wood and doors was painted for protection. Repairs performed in the wood sector was observed that compensate led to power failure for material properties and construction techniques used in wood elements in the mosque were taken into account.

As a result, the restoration process for the missing parts of wood elements in the mosque must complete and should be initiated immediately to transfer to future generations. Structure in the restoration work should not be addressed as a whole. Each section of structure is proposed the examination by experts with regard to topic.

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