Abdul Şahin was an Turkish politician and the leader of the Caliphate of Turkey, commonly known as the High Caliph. He was the totalitarian leader of Turkey from 2026 to 2035, serving as President and Prime Minister from 2024 to 2026 until the recreation of the Caliph in 2026.
A decorated veteran of Iraq War, Şahin became a major leader of the Islamic Coalition in 2019 having unified the, Felicity Party, Independent Turkey Party, and Justice and Development Party. Following his imprisonment for having decried the secularist government in Turkey in 2020, he gained support by promoting Turkish Islamic nationalism, anti-semitism, and Pan-Islamism with charismatic oratory and propaganda. After his release he was elected to the Turkish Parliament in 2023, and quickly transformed the Republic of Turkey into an Islamic State following his unprecedented election to both the Office of President and Prime Minister in 2024 with an overwhelming majority on both accounts.
Şahin ultimately wanted to establish a New Caliphate of absolute Islamic unity in the Greater Middle East. To achieve this, he pursued a foreign policy with the declared goal of uniting the Islamic states of the world for the followers of Muhammad; directing the resources of the state towards this goal. This included a massive arms build up in Turkey, which culminated in 2026 when the Army of the Caliphaate invaded Armenia. In response, the India and Pashtunistan declared war against Turkey, leading to the outbreak of the Flood War in Asia.
Within three years, Turkey and the Allied powers had occupied most of the Middle East, most of Northern Africa, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. However, with the reversal of the Allied advance following the Thanksgiving Day Attacks by the Chinese, the Coalition gained the upper hand from 2032 onwards. By 2035, Coalition forces had invaded Turkish-held Asia from all sides. Caliph forces engaged in numerous violent acts during the war, including the systematic murder of as many as 29 million civilians, an estimated 8 million of whom were Kurds and Armenians targeted in a continuation of the old Ottoman Genocides.
In the final days of the war, at the fall of Istanbul in 2035, Şahin ordered his top advisers to leave for the Gaddafi Caliphate, and strapped himself to a bomb in preparation to martyr himself by killing the Coalition forces that would be sent to capture him. Şahin was unable to commit the act and was captured by Polish and Russian forces, losing his left arm in the firefight.
Perhaps Şahin's most lasting legacy was the exile of his top advisers to the Gaddafi Caliphate, which survived the war and exists to this day in North Africa as a major power in the Middle East.