Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan published a new provocative video regarding the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, since one year has passed since the day the first Muslim prayer was read there on July 24.
As reported by skai.gr, taking a highly critical line, the Turkish president “celebrates” the event by sending a provocative message to all.
In a Twitter post, Erdogan described Hagia Sophia as a symbol of the revival of Turkish culture, making clear reference to the Ottoman Empire.
He spoke of “the resurrection” of Hagia Sophia and described it as a symbol of Turkish culture.
Medeniyet güneşimizin yeniden yükselişinin sembolü olan #AyasofyanınDirilişi bir kez daha hayırlı olsun. Bizlere bu günleri gösteren Rabbimize hamdolsun…
İnşallah bu ulu mabedin kubbelerinden ezanların, salavatların, hatmi şeriflerin sesleri kıyamete kadar eksik olmayacak… pic.twitter.com/7wUivL4Rft
— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) July 24, 2021