"A blast from the past"! Nice to see a familiar face.
You're not the only one who was confused. I read quite a few threads at various forums, where the subject was being discussed.
Coincidentally, I hadn't seen your post until (just) after adding "Fraudulent Certificate for Google Domains Found After Mistake by Turkish CA" to the News Thread.
Brian Krebs posted "Turkish Registrar Enabled Phishers to Spoof Google" not long after the above was posted. It may (or may not) shed some further light on the subject.
A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you!
(If I prosper before you ....I'll split it with ya! )