Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (pronounced Erd’-wan) is at it again. Since he founded his Islamist AKP party in 2003 he and his allies have been winning elections, which then pivoted to grabbing more power. And now he is seeking the… Read More ›
Signpost #3: Four Nations
Turkey-EU Accession Talks Officially Frozen
Turkey lies on the frontier between traditionally Christian Europe, and the Middle East with its Islamic Realm. Since the EU formed, Turkey has been considering whether to be politically closer to Europe or politically closer to the Middle East. Turkey… Read More ›
Erdoğan’s Territorial Ambitions
“Suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground.” (Daniel 8:5, NIV) My favorite candidate for the first prominent horn of the goat, besides grabbing more power… Read More ›
Der Spiegel: A Masterful Portrayal of the Prominent Horn?
The German magazine Der Spiegel (The Mirror) came out with an issue last month with a very interesting cover. It shows Erdoğan as dominating Turkey as a dictator and his portrayal as a cult of personality, over the Sultan Ahmed… Read More ›
Turkey and Russia Mend Relations
There has been a buzz on the internet about the implications of Erdoğan visiting Putin a few days ago, and mending relations. What does it mean for developments in the end times? This author says, “Very little.” This news article… Read More ›
Erdoğan to Continue Path Towards King of Yavan
The coup attempt in Turkey that occurred July 15 has been defeated. Two stories – one from the Telegraph and one from Reuters – do a fairly good job of summarizing the events. The stories say that it was elements of the… Read More ›
The Coup in Turkey: Turkey at a Crossroads?
It is the biggest story of the evening – elements of the Turkish military are declaring a coup and are trying to take over Ankara, the capital, and Istanbul, the largest city. It was interesting timing that the President of… Read More ›
Erdoğan’s Continued Ascent in Power
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…. Read More ›
Talk of World War 3: What Do The Signposts Say?
Maybe you’ve seen the subject of “World War 3” talked about more often these last few weeks on the internet. I know I have. For as long as I can remember, there have always been articles about nuclear war triggered… Read More ›
Echoes of Nazi Germany in the Future Sunni Confederacy?
This article about Erdoğan came up in the last couple days. It talks about how Erdoğan thinks the government of Nazi Germany was an excellent example of what a presidential system could be, where the presidency is given sweeping powers…. Read More ›