Historical Minarets in Bursa are Protected Against Earthquake
Historical mosques are very important part of the architectural heritage in our country. Bursa, which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, has also many historical mosques. Considering the high seismicity level of our country, it is clear that a significant proportion of these structures are constantly facing earthquake hazards. Therefore, in this Project, the fragility curves of the historical minarets are obtained to estimate the damage risk under a possible earthquake. Moreover, applicable intervention methods respecting conservation principles are studied to improve the structural performance of the minarets.