The Scotsman: In a speech before a massive crowd at his sprawling presidential palace complex, Mr Erdogan insisted Turkey’s referendum was “the most democratic election ever seen in any Western country” and told the OSCE monitors to “know your place”.
The referendum was held with a state of emergency still in place, imposed after an attempted coup in July. About 100,000 people have been sacked from their jobs in the crackdown that followed on supporters of a US-based Islamic cleric and former Erdogan ally whom the president blamed for the attempted putsch.
Tens of thousands have been arrested or imprisoned, including politicians, judges, journalists and businessmen. more …
Opinion: The yes vote was 51.4%, while the no voters were met with intimidation, detentions and beatings. Turkey’s political system has now gone from parliamentary to presidential rule handing total power to one man.
That the Turkish nation, like America, Britain and France, is deeply divided opens the door for tyranny. I don’t think Erdogan is Antichrist but it is possible that this election is the model by which the son of perdition will one day take power; by force with a narrow victory.
Turkey’s 54 year bid to be part of the EU is over. Erdogan has long considered joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Erdogan’s victory, unwavering support for Hamas and mended relations with Russia, lines up perfectly with Ezekiel 38:1-6.
Ezekiel prophesied 2500 years ago that Turkey will join Russia, Iran, and 4 North African nations in a massive assault on Israel.
That Erdogan is now a dictator, leaves me wondering why President Trump would call him with congratulations?