Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror was the greatest victory that changed the course of history.
This came on Saturday in a message on his account on a social networking site, on the occasion of the 568th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
Oktay pointed out that the conquest of Istanbul, which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) preached, is “the greatest victory other than the course of history, and the curtain fell on an era and opened the gates of a new era.”
Oktay recalled with mercy and gratitude, Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror and his soldiers who had left “beloved Istanbul” as a legacy of the Turkish people.
On May 29 of each year, the Turks in particular and Muslims, in general, celebrate the anniversary of the conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul), which is the historic city that the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror conquered from the Byzantine Empire in 1453, after it remained defiant to the Islamic conquests for several centuries.