Apparently Telegram avoids enabling "automatic ownership transfer" after deletion or suspension of owner's account for scamming reasons where admins take over a group by reporting a scam conversation with owner and then blackmail owner after his account has been deleted. However, this threat is not of any value if the problem concerns Topics. Please see https://bugs.telegram.org/c/27512 thread and like my suggestion so that old groups without owners also can enable their topics. Thank you guys.
This has been marked as fixed but it's still broken. We have so many groups where the creator was deleted and there is no option to transfer ownership
Oh My GOD! PLEASE made this possible on next future. also after a great or contact telegram support! i wrote a lot of mail and 0 (zero) answer...
Can you enable this? owner deleted his account 2 and half years ago and I'm the only one admin. I can't enable topics and all other features.
I'm the only admin with full rights. In facebook, if there's no admin, moderator can become an admin. And if there are no admins at all, then you can apply to become one. I just want to enable topics and nothings else