Who is Erdogan? Update!

Update from post dated August of 2014:

Erdogan proclaimed winner in Turkey presidential election

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.

President of Turkey and Leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during his party’s group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on January 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

 

 

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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

Turkey's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a meeting to launch his election campaign in Istanbul

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-in-effort-to-make-regional-peace-stability-permanent-erdogan-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=69937&NewsCatID=338

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-says-he-wont-be-a-traditional-president.aspx?pageID=238&nID=69709&NewsCatID=338

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/07/turkey-erdogan-presidential-elections.html

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/idiz-erdogan-president-regional-sunni-shia-turkeys-position.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/turkeys-erdogan-lashes-israel-election-rally-202152502.html

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-pm-erdogan-cites-hitlers-perverse-ideas-to-slam-israel.aspx?pageID=238&nID=69835&NewsCatID=338http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/gursel-turkey-social-peace-erdogan-cult-polarization-akp.htmll

 

 

 

 

 

Putin orders start of Russian military withdrawal from Syria

Putin orders start of Russian military withdrawal from Syria, says ‘objectives achieved’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start the withdrawal of forces from Syria starting Tuesday. Russia will however keep a military presence at the port of Tartus and at the Khmeimim airbase to observe ceasefire agreements.

Putin to Assad, Tehran: You want to carry on fighting? Count me out

A deep rift with Tehran over the continuation of the Syrian war and an irreconcilable spat with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad over his future prompted Russian President Vladimir’s shock order Monday, March 14, for the “main part” of Russian military forces to quit Syria the next morning. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources. Moscow would retain a military presence at the naval port of Tartous and the Hmeymim airbase outside Latakia.

The Russian president did not fix a timeline for the military withdrawal – only its start. Neither did he promise to discontinue all military operations in Syria.

He did say only that “The task put before the defense ministry and Russian armed forces has on the whole been fulfilled” and he spoke of a “fundamental turnaround in the fight against international terrorism.”

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To some extent, Russia has kept a volatile country from going completely ballistic. Once the majority of the Russian military is gone, will the country resume its’ tailspin? Will Iran or Hezbollah be the instigator?

We know the destruction of Damascus (Isaiah 17) is yet to occur, and we know it is caused by the children of Israel.

In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Is. 17:9

One would think Israel would not create this type of destruction as long as a country as powerful as Russia were present, but now they leave….what’s next? Will this prophecy occur in the near future or will it commence in the seven year Tribulation? Will it be before or after Gog and Magog? Time will tell, but this author leans towards a pre-Gog & Magog occurrence. 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Tit 2:13

 

Damascus – a Ruinous Heap

As you watch the moving 4 minute video below, remember the Words of the Lord.

Fulfilled?

The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. Isa 17:1

Yet to be fulfilled

Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. Isa 17:12-14

It is interesting that the Lord calls Damascus a “he” in Isaiah or is He referring to “something” else??.

In the book of Jeremiah, Damascus is clearly called by the female terminology. Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. Jer 49:24

Israel and the cities of the bible are always referred to in the feminine sense; why the change to the male sense in Isaiah? Kings and evil entities are referred to as a “he”.

Russia begins its’ Dominance in the Middle East….for Now.

Although it will not be the end of ISIS, it will escalate the many prophecies to come in the Middle East.

End of ISIS? Putin ‘sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State’

VLADIMIR Putin is preparing to send 150,000 troops to Syria in a bid to wipe out the evil Islamic State once and for all.

The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa.

The city is the self-declared capital of in Syria and is patrolled by as many as 5,000 jihadi members.

Putin is set to mobilise 150,000 reservists who he conscripted into the military earlier this week.

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The Burgeoning Iranian Threat

All through the Nuclear accord talks, Iran continued to slander and threaten Israel. Now there is real evidence to make good on their threats. Iran’s intent to purchase S-300 anti-aircraft from Russia is now a reality.

Iran says it will sign deal for Russian air defense system next week

Moscow to deliver upgraded S-300 system next year, Tehran claims; system would likely complicate any attempted air strike

The S-300 is an advanced system for intercepting fighter jets and is intended to protect sensitive ground facilities. It is capable of engaging several jets at the same time and is considered one of the most advanced systems of its kind in the world. The FARS news agency quoted Dehqan as saying that Tehran asked for three batteries of the system and recently added a fourth one to the order.

MoscowParade2009_7Iran has created a new command post to “fight Israel.

Iran to arm West Bank Palestinians for new Eastern Front to “efface”Israel

Al Qods commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, acting on the orders of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, this week set up a new Iranian command to fight Israel..

It has been dubbed the Eastern Command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.The Al Qods Brigades, which are the external terrorist arm of the Guards, are organized according to sectors, with commands for Hizballah, the Palestinians, Syria, Iraq and the Gulf.

Their newest sector is the Eastern Command which, our sources report has been assigned as its first task to start handing out weapons, including missiles, to any Palestinian West Bank group willing to receive them. Tehran’s object is to transform the West Bank into a territory hostile to Israel on the model of southern Lebanon which is ruled by the armed Hizballah and the Gaza Strip under the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists.

The Iranian Islamic Revolution Design House has created a video showing the buildup of various soldiers including the Iraqi Shia Badr Organization, IRGC, Lebanese Hezbollah, and Hamas ready to invade Jerusalem. What is amazing about this Islamic video is it shows scenes that look entirely prophetically Biblical in nature.

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In other parts of the Middle East and world:

Six Russian MiG-31 interceptor aircraft land in Damascus to rescue Assad regime

Six Russian MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft from Moscow landed Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Mezze Airbase situated in Damascus international airport, They were followed shortly after by giant An-124 Condor transports, which delivered 1,000 Kornet-9M133 third-generation anti-tank guided missiles.
The Russian airlift of advanced weapons for Bashar Assad’s army will last for several days. It betokens Moscow’s intention to keep up its support for the Syrian ruler and counter – by military means if necessary – any secret Iranian diplomatic machinations for terminating the Syria war and with it the Assad regime

U.S. Navy on alert: China, Russia to launch largest-ever joint navy exercise

The Chinese and Russian navies are gearing up for their largest ever joint exercises, slated to begin Thursday in the Pacific with more than 20 ships from the two nations and to feature anti-submarine operations as well as a joint-beach landing. The U.S. Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal, USNI, noted that the exercises will be the second joint drills between Russia and China in less than a year, following the first “Joint Sea 2015,” which played out in the Mediterranean in April.

Clearly… the prophetic fulfillment of major prophecy is at the door….

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Mat 11:28

ISIS and Islam

If you take seriously the threat of ISIS and Islam and what they are doing to the world today, you don’t want to miss this video. Gary talks again with Middle East and Islam expert Avi Lipkin. You will be surprised at what he has to say.

ISIS attacks Egypt in North Sinai

Some 200 dead – Egyptian troops, Islamists, civilians – in major ISIS-Egyptian battle in North Sinai

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant moved ominously close to Israel’s borders Wednesday, July 1 – not as predicted in the north, but in the south, from the Sinai Peninsula. There, ISIS followed up on its Ramadan terror outrages in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Kobani, with a massive assault on Egyptian forces and reportedly capturing the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid close to the Israeli and Gaza Strip borders. Confirmation of this would mean that the MFO facility at Gora is under ISIS siege. It would also mean that the Islamists had captured their first Egyptian town, a victory comparable to seizure of the Iraqi city of Ramadi. In the fierce 10-hour battle for the town, at least 200 Egyptian soldiers, terrorists and civilians were killed.
Not just a terrorist attack, ISIS launched a full-scale military offensive, starting with mortar fire and suicide bombings against five Egyptian military checkpoints.

Using a tactic similar to that employed in the capture of the Iraqi town of Ramadi last month, ISIS gunmen followed this initial assault by riding in on minivans, backed by heavy mortar fire, to storm the positions held by stunned Egyptian troops. Altogether some 20 Egyptian army positions were attacked in and around Sheikh Zuwaid.

Egyptian troop reinforcements setting out from El Arish to the northeast to aid the beleaguered force, went up on mine and bomb traps secretly planted around their camps and police stations. Egyptian Apache assault helicopters striking the ISIS force themselves faced ground fire from shoulder-borne anti-air missiles.

The Islamists are additionally said to have taken Egyptian prisoners as hostages.

As the fighting grew fierce during Wednesday, Israel shut its border crossings with Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and sent reinforcements south in case the jihadis launched an attack on Israel from northern Sinai.

Our military sources also report that US Middle East forces located in Jordan and at Sharm el-Sheikh are on the ready in case the Islamic State decides to attack the US officers and men at the Multinational Force (MFO) facility in Sinai, which is located near the Sheikh Zuwaid battlefield.
The ISIS Sinai offensive is part and parcel of the reign of terror launched last Friday by Yassin Sahli when he beheaded his French boss, and Seifeddine Rezgui, who murdered 39 holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach. Standing ready for the Islamist offensive in Sinai were the jihadis of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which recently declared Sinai a province of the Islamic State and took an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

ISIS draws on two additional major sources for its fighting manpower: the infrastructure it established in turbulent Libya for training and arming jihadis to cross the Egyptian border into Sinai; and the fatal attraction its radicalizing ideology holds for young Muslims who are taught that the brutal murder of Islam’s foes is a cleansing and purifying act.