Prayer in the Hagia Sophia: culture, fighters, Erdogan

six, eighty-gathered years after the conversion to a Museum, and for the first time since the re-conversion into a mosque in the Hagia Sophia, Muslims to the Fr

Prayer in the Hagia Sophia: culture, fighters, Erdogan

six, eighty-gathered years after the conversion to a Museum, and for the first time since the re-conversion into a mosque in the Hagia Sophia, Muslims to the Friday prayer, of course, in the presence of the Turkish President, of the operator of this, in many respects, drastic step.

a symbolic act of hardly a rival in terms of drama, the former EKD Council President Huber spoke. The head of the Orthodox Church of Greece even called him shameful and unholy. Erdogan is expected to horrified to outraged reactions such as these have expected, he probably hoped for it even. Because his thing is the culture fight, the mobilization of nationalism of the Turkish Muslims. It is the Power.

The Turkish President, staged as a later successor of the conqueror of Constantinople and of Turkey as the successor of the Ottoman Empire as a world power so. Such a production is in need of symbols – the former Cathedral of the Byzantines.

Whether and how much the omnipotence fantasies going through with Erdogan how resilient the economic foundations for a major-power politics actually are, is a different question. But as much as he is of power-political objectives-driven, shows his approach in the Middle East, in the Mediterranean and in North Africa. Erdogan, the elected autocrat, has obviously little to be desired for religious tolerance. He intoxicated himself dear to his aggressive behaviour compared to Western countries.

Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 11:20

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