Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pronounced er’-do-wan), the best candidate to be the first horn of the goat, continues to consolidate power. As President, he is supposed to be neutral in regards to any political party per the Turkish constitution. However, a man with ambitions and ego as great as Erdoğan’s must be in control of the party he helped founded, the AKP. The prime minister of Turkey is to be the leader of his party – in this case the ruling party is AKP.
Erdoğan’s ally in the AKP, former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, has been forced to resign by who the reporter calls the new ottoman sultan – Erdoğan. Davutoglu was overly ambitious which is a mistake with Erdoğan who is seeking greater power.
The new Prime Minister is Binali Yildirim. It seems now that a prime minister must be acceptable to Erdoğan. Because of these recent events, the reporter makes the observation which is basically true,
“From now on, prime ministers will only be secretaries to the president, in whose hands all political power will be concentrated,”
“Now the prime minister, the party and, in fact, the state have become the same thing under Erdoğan.”
Step by step Erdoğan is achieving power equal to that of the former sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
God will have a man to be the horn of the goat in Daniel 8:5. More and more it is indeed looking like Erdoğan. God is making ready the Third Signpost.
Categories: In The News, Signpost #3: Four Nations
Of all the things a person wants to be in life this is certainly not one of them.
Yilderim himself already has confirmed your concerns, Mark…
Paying homage and expressing his devotion to Erdoğan, Yildirim told delegates that they shared “a common fate and common passion”, with the president. “We promise you that your passion will be our passion, your cause will be our cause, your path will be our path,” he said, before vowing to work to introduce a new constitution so the current “de facto situation” with the presidency became a “legal” one. This means: change the country’s political system into a presidential one.
This comes on top of something else: “The Turkish parliament has approved a controversial bill that will strip Members of Parliament of their immunity from prosecution.”
In the article, it is supposed this move is only against the Kurdish MP’s. But it is equally effective against possible dissenters in the AKP itself and other parties, making Turkish parliament effectively a farce, just an applause-machine for The Sultan.
Thanks for the links.
A bit off-topic:
Iran does not allow its own citizens to travel to Mecca for the hajj this year:
This may be just part of the “normal” bickering between the two rivals, just one more step in the direction of their relationship getting worse – though this is a rather big step.
And yet, with the signpost perspective in view too: if I were Iran, and if I would want to attack Saudi Arabia, I would want as few of my citizens there as possible. Now the period of the Hajj, this year or another, will be an available date to strike too…
AP- Netanyahu: Israel’s Deal Normalizing Ties With Turkey Promotes ‘ Stability’- Fox News page