Sultan Tayyip has reclaimed the Byzantine cathedral of Haggia Sophia for the Ottoman Empire by having a court cancel the Ataturk era decree that made it a museum.
We have often insisted here that Erdogan is a neo-Ottoman who dreams of recovering the empire's lost lands. So far he has eaten a considerable part of Syria without IMO any intention of restoring any of it to Syria.
He has moved on to Libya, another lost province or set of provinces. Where next?
When I lived in turkey I went once to Aya Sofya with a Greek colonel from the headquarter I worked in. His demeanor changed completely when we entered the building. He struggled to maintain his composure but it was hard for him. pl