Gürsoy Group

Gürsoy Group is a group of companies that aims for respect to the values underlying its existence, responsibility for the trusts it has inherited, and innovativeness foreseen for the needs of the present day.

Süleymaniye Sinan the Architect Commemoration Day


Gürsoy Group believes that cultural heritage may be passed on to the future generations not only by buildings, but also by bringing back the traditions.

Gürsoy Group, which has brought in another value to İstanbul by fulfilling a forgotten will of Sinan the Architect, implements Sinan the Architect’s will as “to have ashoura cooked at his home in Süleymaniye on the 10th of the month of Moharram every year and distributed to the citizens, to reserve a budget of 300 coins for this, in addition to distribute 60 coins to the poor as charity" through the Gürsoy Group Board of Directors’ Chairman Hasan Gürsoy. The event that is organized on the 10th of the month Moharram every year as a tradition that continues following the prayer at Sinan the Architect’s Mausoleum after the noon prayer, by offering the ashoura cooked in cauldrons to the public. The event, attended by senior civil officers and many parliamentarians, is received with deep interest of the public and the students of the Sinan the Architect Elementary School are a natural part of the event.