“Zeroing" Turkey: what does the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque mean?


In distant Istanbul, a momentous event is currently taking place. With the filing of President Erdogan, Hagia Sophia turns into a mosque. The Christian world, that is Catholic, that is Orthodox, reacts to this event rather sluggishly, limiting itself, so to speak, to “concern”. But completely in vain. We are witnessing the "zeroing" of Turkey, which will have far-reaching consequences.


Hagia Sophia is one of the symbols of Christian culture and architecture. After the capture of Byzantium by the Ottomans, the temple was turned into a mosque for many centuries, but in 1935 it received the status of a museum and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now, the former cathedral, which managed to visit the museum, again became a Muslim mosque. Why can this event be considered significant?

Formally, this is a decision of a sovereign state, so the civil authorities of other countries prefer to remain silent, giving the word only to religious hierarchs. So, Patriarch Kirill said the following about this:

The threat of Hagia Sophia is a threat to the whole of Christian civilization, and therefore to our spirituality and history. To this day, for every Russian Orthodox person, Hagia Sophia is a great Christian shrine.

In neighboring Greece, they offer to answer Ankara asymmetrically, turning the home of Kemal Ataturk, located in Thessaloniki, into a museum of genocide. The liberal public is waiting for what President Trump and European leaders will say in this regard. So what exactly is the whole fuss about?

In practice, turning a museum into an existing mosque means that instead of visiting a popular attraction, tourists will encounter crowds of praying Muslims. Particularly arrogant of them may require the closure of Christian frescoes and mosaics on the walls, which may offend the feelings of believers of the Christian faith. This precedent may prompt religious extremists to seize other Christian shrines. Despite this, President Erdogan deliberately takes such an ambiguous step. And for that he has very good reasons.

Right before our eyes, there is a “nullification” of Turkey and an attempt to revive the Ottoman Empire. If Ataturk built the Republic of Turkey as a secular progressive state, then Recep Erdogan deliberately plays on the neo-Ottoman sentiments of the Turks, relying on the consistent Islamization of the country. Ankara has long been positioning itself as the leader of the Turkic world. Now, with the “rebranding” of Hagia Sophia, she begins to pretend to become a center for the unification of Muslims. Tired of knocking on Europe, Turkey begins to gather Asia around itself.

Moreover, the "Sultan" Erdogan is very serious. What he did in recent years: in fact, annexed part of its northern provinces from Syria, sent troops to Libya, where he intends to open his military bases to dominate the Eastern Mediterranean. If the Turks succeed in gaining a foothold in Libya, the next step could be to rock the situation in Egypt. Having established a loyal regime in Cairo, Ankara can spread its appetites to neighboring oil-rich Arab countries. In Turkey, they remember that not so long ago all these North African and Middle Eastern countries were part of the Ottoman Empire.

And then, intoxicated by success, the Turks may recall that both Southeast Europe and Crimea were also their possessions. If you let this "beast" feed itself, in the future you can rake in big problems. Yes, the status of Hagia Sophia is an internal affair of Turkey. But in the future, ignoring her actions may hurt everyone.
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  1. Igor Gul Offline
    Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 11 July 2020 14: 50
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    Turkey would not allow anything like this if Russia had not stood behind her.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 July 2020 09: 39
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      Quote: Igor Gul
      Turkey would not allow itself if Russia had not stood behind her.

      Turkey is one of the oldest members of NATO, with nuclear weapons on its territory.
      You would first make friends with your head before writing. Or is the sergeant stern behind him?
  2. nf033334 Offline
    nf033334 (ulia levina) 11 July 2020 15: 20
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    And who made it possible for their sluggish policies to take the northern regions of Syria to this piece of Turkish Nazm, the neo-Fuhrer of Neo-Ottomania ?!
    So far, Russia will behave like Tobaccos from Mowgli will be so.
    1. Igor Gul Offline
      Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 11 July 2020 18: 28
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      Think fine. Follow the history of relations between the Russian Federation and Turkey, starting from July 15, 2016 and much will become clear to you.
  3. Sapsan136 Online
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 11 July 2020 17: 45
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    The frostbite Nazism and Islamism of Turkey is not a secret for me for a long time. Turkey has always helped the Dudaev thugs, treated them, financed, trained ...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 13 July 2020 09: 43
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      Quote: Sapsan136
      Turkey has always helped the Dudaev thugs, treated them, financed, trained ...

      Gee. Yandarbiev’s people cut off three British and one New Zealand engineer’s heads, put their heads on the sidelines, and demanded 1 million each for the bodies. The British paid, and now Yandarbiev contains lovers in London for this money.
      That's where aerobatics !!!
  4. rotkiv04 Offline
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 11 July 2020 18: 01
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    A deeply believing guarantor sits quietly in a corner and is about to hit, but he will not succeed first, because he received another slap in the face from his partner.
    1. Bitter Offline
      Bitter (Gleb) 12 July 2020 00: 39
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      ... a deeply religious guarantor ...

      Probably, together with the patriarch of all and all, conjure over a plan of joint prayers.
  5. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 12 July 2020 00: 34
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    Particularly arrogant of them may require the closure of Christian murals and mosaics on the walls.

    How can Orthodox Muslims pray under the guise of Orthodox saints? In general, for this one does not have to be "especially ardent", an ordinary clergyman, the proper conduct of a prayer service, a little Muslim will and the process will go on. Although, maybe he already goes.
    1. gorenina91 Online
      gorenina91 (Irina) 12 July 2020 05: 06
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      Particularly arrogant of them may require the closure of Christian murals and mosaics on the walls.

      - Of course, this will be done ... - and it’s very easy and elementary ... - Some kind of fanatical mullah; ishan; imam, etc ... - the leader of the crowd of the same fanatical "adherents-Bakhtiyars" can easily organize an action to destroy Christian artifacts ... - What will they do ...- will smear, slap, try to mechanically destroy all the Christian faces of the saints. .. - this is what these fanatics will climb into their lamb heads ... - This is not the point ...
      - The main thing is that in Turkey no one will think to oppose. - Yes, and in other Islamic states ... - hardly anyone will organize not just any protest against such atrocities ... - and no one will even say a word against ...
    2. Sergey Tokarev Offline
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 12 July 2020 06: 10
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      And from the 15th century what was there? There was a mosque.
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  7. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 12 July 2020 08: 22
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    Quote: Sergey Tokarev
    And from the 15th century what was there? There was a mosque.

    And it is more convenient for people to righteously indignant, but they have no time to take an interest in history.
    Isaac in St. Petersburg returned to the church from the museum and Foucault did not turn over in the grave, I think the return of Sofia to the status of a mosque will not be a particular shock.
    The fact is annoying, but you should not distort the facts when evaluating it.
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 12 July 2020 10: 10
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      Quote: AlexZN
      Quote: Sergey Tokarev
      And from the 15th century what was there? There was a mosque.

      And it is more convenient for people to righteously indignant, but they have no time to take an interest in history.
      Isaac in St. Petersburg returned to the church from the museum and Foucault did not turn over in the grave, I think the return of Sofia to the status of a mosque will not be a particular shock.
      The fact is annoying, but you should not distort the facts when evaluating it.

      This is not a shock. This is a trend.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 July 2020 10: 03
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    And, about the "Sultanism" of Erdogan already written about 5 years ago. So what? To neighbors - climbed. The army is building up. He collaborates with terrorists. Our plane - shot down.
    AND??? We give her gas and weapons. Peace, friendship, chewing gum, handshakes of leaders ...
  9. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 12 July 2020 13: 56
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    Quote: Marzhetsky
    Quote: AlexZN
    Quote: Sergey Tokarev
    And from the 15th century what was there? There was a mosque.

    And it is more convenient for people to righteously indignant, but they have no time to take an interest in history.
    Isaac in St. Petersburg returned to the church from the museum and Foucault did not turn over in the grave, I think the return of Sofia to the status of a mosque will not be a particular shock.
    The fact is annoying, but you should not distort the facts when evaluating it.

    This is not a shock. This is a trend.

    An alarming trend.
  10. Vitaliy Evseev Offline
    Vitaliy Evseev (Vitaly Evseev) 12 July 2020 23: 35
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    Maybe compare what spirit is brought up by Islam and Judeo-Christianity?
  11. Vitaliy Evseev Offline
    Vitaliy Evseev (Vitaly Evseev) 12 July 2020 23: 37
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    The faster they destroy Judo-Christianity, the better for the Rus!
  12. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 13 July 2020 00: 32
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    Tired of knocking on Europe, Turkey begins to gather Asia around itself.

    Whom will he collect? He is one against all. This is agony.