Public works occupy a significant place in the Ottoman Empire’s strategy of taking and settling in the Balkans. Although it is known that inclusion of these territories slowly in the Ottomans started in the second half of the XIV. Century. In the cities a totally new social culture was also a matter of question. Within this social culture it draws attention the value attributed and the respect to women. During the whole empire period many numbers of major architectural works were built in the honor of a woman or made built by women. The subject of our this study is, some architectural works built by women in Macedonia in the Ottoman Period. Some of these architectural works are still in good condition whereas, some others were ruined or demolished, thus couldn’t come to our day. Skopje Hatuncuklar Mosque and Kalkandelen Alaca Mosque are only two examples of the said architectural works. The objective of our study is, to determine the number of the architectural works made built by the Turkish Women and examine from this point of view.
The Balkans, Macedonia, Ottomans, Turkish Women, Architecture;