On July 10, 2020, the Turkish State Council overturned the decision of the government of November 24, 1934 to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, when it turned from a mosque into a museum. Now the cathedral will again become a mosque and on July 24, religious services will resume there.
Naturally, the news was picked up by all the media, some of which relate to everything as if neutral, some rejoice, some are indignant and grieving.
According to the official chronology, Constantinople fell in 1453 and the building lost its status as a mosque only in 1934/1935 thanks to the personal order of Kemal Ataturk. Well, now it so happened that the Turks canceled the decree, to which they claim they have every right. However, did they need to exercise this right?
If there weren’t enough mosques in Turkey, Erdogan’s decision could be understood. But in this case, this is a purely political gesture – Turkey’s claim to recreate the Byzantine Empire, or something like that.
We cannot blame the Turks for such a desire, since hereditary bosses in many countries rave about such ideas and the Turks are no exception. However, such things as the construction of monuments – this is like the last stone in the empire.
The founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, Mr. Atatürk, ordered Sofia to be given the status of a museum not because he so appreciated the Byzantine frescoes, but because he, like many, knew a prophecy dating back from the Middle Ages (more precisely, several dozen prophecies given, including by Turkish mystics) about that Sofia will change her status several times. Even during the construction of the temple, there was a prediction that it would become a mosque, then again a temple, then a mosque again, after which the Muslims would be expelled and Sofia would become a Christian church for good.
The first of the Turks who became acquainted with this prophecy was Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople, therefore, even turning the temple into a mosque, he ordered the royal gates of the altar to be sealed, the opening of which appeared in the prophecy. Ataturk was also knowledgeable, so he ordered not to touch anything away from sin there.
And now Mr. Erdogan decided that he was smarter than Ataturk.
It will end very badly for Turkey, because the prophecy has come true and the meter is on. Moreover, there is a suspicion that Sofia is not exactly the idea of Mr. Erdogan, but a “team from the center”:
This is painfully familiar to all conspiracy theorists from the cartoon I, Pet Goat II, on the subject of which a variety of opinions were expressed. Most often, Al-Aqsa or something in Iran was seen in this mosque, however, Hagia Sophia was also considered, since the bridge leading to the mosque is very similar to the bridge over the Bosphorus:
Therefore, we do not exclude that we are talking about the bombing of this particular temple. But will it be symbolic or real – that we do not know.
In addition, Mr. Ergogan chose an extremely successful date for the commencement of services. On this day, comet NEOWIS will approach the Earth as close as possible and will shine, obviously, at its brightest. Meanwhile, this comet, as many people think, is a harbinger of the Third World War.
Therefore, based on the foregoing, we think that Turkey’s decision to return Sofia to the status of a mosque is part of a global performance whose premiere is scheduled for somewhere around July 24th. On this day, either Sofia or the entire Middle East may explode.