Excerpt loop (1:46 min) from the video sequence of a street scene on Taksim Square in Istanbul, with the construction site of a new mosque, superimposed on a velvet cushion from a souvenir shop depicting a 17th-century Orientalist Istanbul street scene behind the Hagia Sophia* by an unknown artist. Taksim Square was the epicentre of the Gezi protests in 2015 and could be called an ideological “battleground” between Republican-secular and authoritarian-Islamist Turkey.