“…suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came from the west…” Daniel 8:5 (NIV)
According to Signpost theory, the Third Signpost requires that Turkey be led by a dynamic Islamist leader and that he reach out to lead a confederacy of nations including Egypt and Syria. But all this would happen only after there is a crisis in the Sunni Muslim world in the Middle East. That crisis of course would be caused by the massive invasion of the Middle East by Iran.
I’ve written about this in Daniel Revisited, and here and here, that of all the possible political figures who could be the fulfillment of the first prominent horn of the goat, Turkish president Erdoğan continues to be the best candidate here in late 2015.
After he and his AKP Islamist party did poorly in an election for the first time in about fifteen years, this past June, Erdoğan was forced to call for new elections. So in new elections on November 1 he and his party won 50% of the national vote. Again, Erdoğan is pushing for constitutional changes to give him more power. He seems to be in a position politically such that when the crisis arrives caused by Iran’s invasion, he will step into the position of prominent goat horn.
However, keep in mind that whatever happens to Erdoğan and his AKP, there will be a powerful Sunni Islamist leader that will arise at the start of the Third Signpost. It just appears that Erdoğan is still in the running.