The editor of a Turkish magazine that called for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate on its cover following the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is defending the decision, saying a caliphate would “strengthen Turkey.”
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan applauds during a conference in Istanbul on July 28, 2020. (AP)
Imam gives first Friday sermon at Hagia Sophia with a sword at hand.— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) July 24, 2020
Apparently it represents “the conquest” of the building.
2 green flags, 1 sword with 3 crescents that symbolise 3 continents also represent the conquest
The conquest verses also embroidered to the sword pic.twitter.com/sxYIPOwvsE