Ak Saray (6/11)

Known as the ‘Presidential Complex’, this inclusion is the most recently built and arguably most controversial to feature on the list. Costing roughly $600 million to build, President Erdogan ordered the construction of the complex in the Ataturk Forest Farm, where it is supposedly illegal to build any structure of any kind. Seemingly ignoring the complaints and opposition of almost everyone in the country, the President continued on with the construction and it was completed in 2014. In the Turkish attempted coup of 2016, the Presidential Complex was fairly extensively bombed by opponents of the President. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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