The Sultan of Turkey did not build the sculpture. Every sultan has built a mosque in his own name. The mosques named Sultan Ahmed Jami, Sultan Sulaiman Jami, Bayezid Jami, Selimia Jami are reminiscent of the mosque love of the Turkish Ottoman Sultans.
Not only Sultans, but also Yuvraj, Valide Sultana (Rajmata), Pasha and influential businessmen have built innumerable mosques in their own names. The Ottomans built so many mosques in Constantinople, once the capital of the Byzantine Empire, that Istanbul became the city of mosques. Another city in the world just got this honor. The city of mosques is Dhaka.
After the Ottoman sultanate comes a hard time hating Islam. Secular military rulers neglected the maintenance of mosques. Sculptures are erected in the squares of each city. Hundreds of years of neglect and disrespect have obscured the historic mosques. Some mosques are museums.
In 1996, Erdogan became mayor of Istanbul, looking at all the historic mosques. The mosques got back their lost glory through massive renovation work. The mosque became the main tourist attraction.
In the last three decades, the Erdogan government has built thousands of mosques across the country. Mosques have been built in almost all European capitals, in Africa, in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Even in the Russian capital, Moscow.
However, Erdogan's immortal masterpiece is the Chamilija Jami Mosque in Istanbul. Building a huge mosque in Chamilija, the highest mountain in Istanbul, a city of seven hills, was Erdogan's long-held dream. A mosque that can be seen from anywhere in Istanbul. A mosque with a view of the whole of Istanbul from the veranda.
That mosque will be the largest conference center for Muslims in Istanbul. The construction of the mosque has been completed after overcoming many obstacles. This mosque is visible from anywhere in Asia or Europe, Istanbul.
Erdogan's rule, time will be lost one day in the whirlpool of tomorrow. Chamilija Jami will remain even after a hundred years. The takbeer of millions of Muslims will be uttered on the top of the highest mountain. Allahu Akbar.