Nicosia, Capital of the Republic of Cyprus
The Bayraktar Mosque on the Constanza Bastion, part of the Venetian Walls of Nicosia. It is dedicated to the flag-bearer (Turkish: bayraktar), who fell while planting the first Ottoman flag on the walls of Nicosia on this bastion, on 9 September 1570 during the Ottoman conquest of Cyprus. The mosque was bombed and vandalised during the intercommunal violence in 1962 - 1964. It was restored from 1975 to 1990 and reopened for worship again in 2003.