Community of İskenderpaşa
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The Jamia of İskenderpaşa was first established by Mehmed Zahid Kotku (1897–1980) when he got appointed as the imam of İskender Pasha Mosque in Fatih district of Istanbul, which was constructed by the Grand Vizier Skender Pasha of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II (reigned 1481–1512). The leader of the jamia after Kotku's death was Mahmud Esad Coşan. Nowadays, Coşan's son Muharrem Nureddin Coşan is the leader of this jamia.
This community has many prominent members, including current Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Former Prime Ministers of Turkey
Former Presidents of Turkey
Other ministers, political party leaders, and members of parliament
- Insight Turkey: "Islam, Conservatism, and Democracy in Turkey: Comparing Turgut Özal and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan" by METİN HEPER February 15, 2013
- Eurasia Review: "The Naqshbandi-Khalidi Order And Political Islam In Turkey – Analysis" By Hudson Institue September 5, 2015
- Radikal: "Nakşibendi şeyhi öldü - Nakşibendi tarikatının ünlü kollarından İskender Paşa cemaatinin şeyhi Coşan, Avustralya'da trafik kazasında yaşamını yitirdi. Aynı kazada ölen Uyarel, şeyhin olası haleflerinden sayılıyordu" 5 Şubat 2001