Update from post dated August of 2014:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was returned to office with expanded powers, the country’s electoral board said Sunday, brushing aside opposition claims that the results were incomplete.
Sadi Guven, the head of the Supreme Election Council, said that 97.7 percent of votes in the presidential race had been counted and Erdogan had received an “absolute majority.”
The citizens of Turkey are well on there way to full dictatorship.
Look familiar? Erdogan just won the presidential election in Turkey. Who is this man and what will the future be for Turkey?
Erdogan, the former PM fo Turkey, has like other presidents promised “change” if elected and has promised to “try to govern the country from the presidential palace despite the fact that the constitution unequivocally empowers parliament and its selected prime minister as the center of executive power.” He has promised he will not be a ““traditional president”.
According to one report “Turkey is facing the prospect of being transformed from a one-party and one-man state to simply a one-man state under an Erdogan presidency. After winning the election with 51.8% of the vote he said:
“I greet you with all my heart on this historic day, a trophy night of democracy and the national will,” he said. “All of Turkey has won today.”
“Today we are closing an era and stepping into a new era,” he said
Erdogan’s current relations with the US and other countries are not healthy at this point. “……is an increasingly isolated country, and not just in the West, where antipathy for Erdogan has been rising steadily over the past few years because of his abrasive manners. This is also the case in the Middle East, where Ankara has few communication channels left with regional capitals and where polls show Erdogan’s popularity is waning. His past claims about Turkey’s rapidly rising regional clout and global influence are now a distant echo.” The last statement of global influence and regional clout may all be about to change.
Erdogan is Sunni Muslim and has constantly insulted Israel in their defense against Hamas calling them worse than Hitler and accusing them of committing genocide of the Palestinians. He has also refused to recognize Sisi as the legitimate ruler of Egypt since the Muslim Brotherhood was thrown out.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey will protect its stability and beef up its power at a moment when there are very important developments in the world and the region, in an effort to make peace and stability in the region permanent. Erdoğan’s statement came as the country’s Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) begun its semiannual work on Aug. 4 under Erdoğan’s leadership and with the participation of top military and civilian officials.
Is Erdogan the final ruler of Turkey? Will he be one of the leaders of Magog coalition led by Gog against Israel resulting in the Tribulation?
18″It will come about on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD, “that My fury will mount up in My anger. Ez. 38:18