I guess you weren't looking for pinches, hooks and the whole throw your leg up in the air as someone tries to lift you. I don't have the benefit of video to re-watch the match, but from where I was sitting, I clearly said it could have gone either way.
I think your observation about guys doing it all day is also flawed. Not once did I see anyone turn anyone in the way which was called in the match in question. This was CLEARLY below the waist for the turn. There was no "split second." I don't favor Iran or France in this situation. I'm just telling you it from an unbiased perspective.
He turned him below the waist, clear as day, just as dirtyholt so eloquently explained it. You might have a gripe about the first period, but there's no defense for the turn using the legs in the second period. Clear as a glass fence.