Istanbul Governor Ali Yerli Kaya announced that the air conditioning units installed on the chimneys of the Medical Center section of the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque Complex, one of the important cultural and tourism assets of Istanbul, have been removed.
The air conditioning units hung on the chimneys of the Medical Center section of the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, which was built by Sinan the Architect in the name of his daughter Mihrimah Sultan by Kanuni Sultan Süleyman in 1548 in Üsküdar, Istanbul, caused a reaction on social media due to the damage to the historical texture and the visual pollution. .
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya announced on his Twitter account that the air conditioning units were removed.
Yerlikaya made the following words in his statement:
The air conditioners in the chimneys of the historical building serving as a Medical Center in a part of the Mihrimah Sultan Complex in Üsküdar were removed.
We will continue to work together to transfer the cultural and historical relics of Istanbul to future generations.
– Ali Yerlikaya (@AliYerlikaya) August 10, 2020
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Istanbul Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Dr. Coşkun Yılmaz, from his social media account, said, “Cultural heritage is the memory of our ancestors, entrusted to our children. We will not be able to preserve the memory of Mimar Sinan at a time when we put our signature under exemplary works to the world in historical artifacts such as Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque-i Şerifi and Sümela Monastery. air conditioner will be removed from there, “he shared.