Suleiman the Magnificent’s daughter, Mihrimah Sultan, built by Mimar Sinan UskudarMihrimah Sultan Mosque in Istanbul was built in 1548. The air conditioners installed in the chimneys of the complex next to the Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, which has witnessed history until today, caused the reaction of the citizens. A large number of users shared photos of the air conditioners installed on the chimneys of the historical complex that serves as the Mihrimah Sultan Medical Center today on social media. Climate Citizens called for the removal of units. Mihrimah Sultan Mosque Complex was also viewed from the air.
“AIR CONDITIONERS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR HISTORICAL BUILDING”
Indicating that he has lived in Üsküdar for years, Ahmet Yaşar Ürper said, “It is not nice. The air conditioners are not suitable for the historical structure. The old system should be whatever it is. Because this mosque is the ancestor of our master, like Mimar Sinan, which was left to us by Süleyman the Magnificent. “Cooling can be done using another technology,” he said.
“HERITAGE FROM OUR ANCESTORS TO US”
A citizen named Ömer Kaya said, “I support the protection of the natural structure. More natural solutions can be found instead of adding something new with electronic systems. I found positive the well-intentioned initiative of the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism. This ugliness. We need to protect natural structures as they are. These are our ancestors. We have to preserve the heritage in the best way and pass it on to future generations. These are great values. Let’s install air conditioners today, then install automatic doors. Technology is very clear. When you add these, you will see because of electronic systems. historical building There is no such thing left. It should be protected with natural structures. Maybe we won’t need air conditioning if we get into it. Because those structures were built with thick walls according to the conditions of the day. These are structures that keep the heat and cold in the same way. Mimar Sinan used the expressions that when we entered the building that day, he made all the ventilation of it.
“AIR CONDITIONING WILL BE REMOVED FROM THERE”
Making a statement on his social media account, Istanbul Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Coşkun Yılmaz announced that the air conditioners built on the chimneys of the complex will be removed. Coşkun Yılmaz shared, “The cultural heritage is the memory of the ancestors, the trust of our children. We will not be able to preserve the memory of Mimar Sinan at a time when we have made exemplary works to the world in historical artifacts such as Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sumela Monastery. took.
EXPLANATION FROM THE DISTRICT
Üsküdar District Governor Murat Sefa Demiryürek reported that the air conditioners were removed with his Twitter account. “Upon the news that an air conditioner engine was installed on the roof of the Üsküdar Mihrimah Sultan Complex, the issue was followed up by our relevant institutions, and the intervention in the historical structure was eliminated.” gave his statements.