Çamlıca Republic Mosque
|Çamlıca Republic Mosque|
|Architectural style||Islamic, Late Classical Ottoman|
|Dome height (outer)||72 m (236 ft)|
|Minaret height||107.1 m (351 ft)|
Çamlıca Republic Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, is the largest mosque in Asia Minor and was inaugurated on 1 July 2016. Çamlıca Mosque is able to accommodate 37,500 people, and includes a museum, art gallery, library, conference hall, and underground parking lot.
Çamlıca Mosque was designed by two female architects, Bahar Mızrak and Hayriye Gül Totu, at a cost of around TL 150 million ($66.5 million).
The mosque is one of a number of megaprojects built by the Turkish government to show the strength of the economy and provide a legacy for the governing AK Party. Turkish President Erdoğan said at its inauguration : “When a horse dies it leaves behind its saddle, when a man dies he leaves behind his works. We will be remembered for this.” Turkish analyst Ziya Meral told The Times that “This is about cultural diplomacy and a vision of Turkey’s role in the world”.
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