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A Turkish magazine wants the caliphate back. Controversy followed

Following the Hagia Sophia's reconversion, some Turkish Islamists are pushing for more radical changes

A Turkish government-aligned news magazine has triggered a debate in Turkey, with its new front page suggesting the time has come for the redeclaration of the Islamic caliphate in the…

  • Ragip Soylu
  • Middle East Eye

Gercek Hayat, which is owned by the pro-government Yeni Safak media group, featured a red caliphate flag from the Ottoman Empire on its cover and asked in Turkish, Arabic and English:

“Get together for caliphate. If not now, when? If not you, who?”

The magazine also said Turkey was now free following…

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