Angeles Cubas Gerdan Aguliar called Imam Topcu as soon as she arrived in Trabzon. Topcu greeted Aguliar, who hugged him, by kissing her on the cheek.
Topcu said, “A lot of people congratulated me because of my behavior. I do not refrain from shaking hands with a woman. I cannot refuse a woman hugging me with the feelings of indebtedness. Any way, Islam does not let people remain backward. I am a Kemalist and an imam of the Republic.”