The largest mosque of Turkey, named Camlica Mosque after a six-year construction period has been finally opened for worship in Istanbul on Thursday (March 7).
Çamlıca Republic Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, is the largest mosque in Turkey and was inaugurated on 1 July 2016. Çamlıca Mosque 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 had said earlier that: “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”.
The 63,000-capacity mosque on Istanbul’s Camlica Hill in the Asian side of the city opened for worship with Fajr (morning) prayers and Adhan (call for prayer). The mosque can host eight funeral prayers at a time.
Lets have a look on unseen pictures of mosque:
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17 November, 2019