President Erdoğan opens Esenboğa Airport mosque
AA photoA mosque built at Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport was opened on June 23 by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said the religious facility at the airport would meet the passengers’ worship needs.
“This was a critical requirement. On arrivals and departures, our guests and our citizens do not have to worry about ‘where are we going go for our Friday prayers? Where are we going to perform our prayers?’ This mosque has become the answer to a critical necessity,” Erdoğan said at the opening.
Thanking construction company TAV for the completion of the mosque, Erdoğan stated they had named the mosque after an Ottoman sultan, Yıldırım Beyazıt.
“I have seen a Seljuk and Ottoman architecture synthesis here but I have personally witnessed that modern architecture was also not overlooked,” Erdoğan said, adding this is an “important synthesis.”