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Imagen the Turks had no alphabet invaded Arab stoll Arabic Alphabet and Islam, 100 years ago converted to Christian latin alphabet and it was created by Armenian lenguest, now Erdogan claim Ottomans
were the first to walk on the surface of the moon,
Istanbul| Ottomans were the first to walk on the surface of the moon, not Neil Armstrong,
said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, yesterday, during an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner hosted by
the Turkish Green Crescent.
Mr. Erdo?an claimed that Muslim explorers reached the Moon more than 300 years before the beginning
of the Appolo program, vowing to build a mosque "in the crater" where they landed.
"It is alleged that the first man to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong in 1969," Erdogan said.
"In fact, Muslim space explorers reached our satellite 334 years before that, in 1635.
Everyone knows the story of the famous aviator, Lagâri Hasan Çelebi, the "Ottoman Rocket Man", who made the
first successful manned rocket flight in 1633.
What you might not know, is that he attempted to reach the moon, two years later, and could very well have succeeded!"
The story of Lagari Hasan Çelebi was purported by a famous 17th century Arab merchant and traveller, Mehmed Zilli,
also known as Evliya Çelebi.
In his famous travelog, he explains that Lagari Hasan Çelebi launched in a 7-winged rocket using 50 okka (63.5 kg or 140 lbs)
It took off from Sarayburnu, a site below the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
As Evliya Celebi wrote, Lagari proclaimed before launch "O my sultan! Be blessed, I am going to talk to Jesus!",
before lighting the rocket's gunpowder.
He then ascended more than 200 meters in the air and landed in the sea, hundreds of meters from his takeoff point.
Swimming ashore, he allegedly reported:
"O my sultan! Jesus sends his regards to you!".
President Erdogan's surprising claim generated some whispers and laughter from the audience, a reaction that
clearly angered the Turkish politician.
He slammed the skeptics for mocking his claims, adding that he would soon have the proofs to back his claims.
"Why do you not believe it?
Because you've never believed that a Muslim can do such a thing, just like you've never
believed that our ancestors could manage to launch ships in the Golden Horn after transporting them across land,"
Erdogan said, referring to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II's conquest of Istanbul in 1453.
"This claim is not new. A number of academics in Turkey and in the rest of the world have made this claim,
and I believe they are right.
NASA may have destroyed most of the physical evidence of the Ottoman's success during the Apollo 11 mission,
but we'll try to find any evidence that might have escaped the cover up."
The Turkish President did not, however, give any precision about the proofs he was expecting to find nor
how he was hoping to gather them.
The story of Lagâri Hasan Çelebi is considered a legend by most historians, and most experts believe that it
is impossible that the "aviator" could have survived a flight into outer space.
His first flight was, indeed, addressed in an experiment by the television show MythBusters, on November 11, 2009,
in the episode "Crash and Burn".
The rocket constructed for the TV show did not adhere closely, however, to Evliya Çelebi's descriptions and
the final design did not attempt to utilize materials of the period;
The team noted that Evliya Çelebi had not sufficiently specified the alleged design used by Lagâri Hasan,
but concluded that it would have been "extremely difficult" for a 17th-century figure, without access
to modern steel alloys and welding techniques, to land safely or even achieve thrust at all.
This conclusion was backed by the fact that, although the re-imagined rocket rose, it exploded in midflight
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