Sultan Selim firstly enlarge the Docks of Halic (Golden Horn) built by his grand father Mehmet the Conqueror. He had had built many social and commercial complexes. His career is usually filled with military achievements but he had found time to erect some mosques and hospices, as Yavuz Sultan Selim, Diyarbakır Fatih Pasha, Elbistan Ulu Mosques. During his life The Mosque of Selimiye was began to be built but it could not have been completed. His son Suleyman the Magnificent completed it.