Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Ficus sycomorus and Lala Mustafa Pasha
Ficus sycomorus, called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry (because the leaves resemble those of the Mulberry), sycamore, or sycomore, is a fig species that has been cultivated since ancient times. (Sycamore has been used for a variety of plants, and in England is widely used to refer to the Great Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus). For clarity this species of fig is usually exclusively referred to as Sycomore.
The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque originally known as Saint Nicholas's Cathedral and later as the Ayasofya (Saint Sophia) Mosque of Magusa, is the largest medieval building in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. Built between 1298 and c. 1400, it was consecrated as a Catholic cathedral in 1328. The cathedral was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman Empire captured Famagusta in 1571 and it remains a mosque to this day.
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