By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
As we predicted. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election with 52 percent of the vote, according to early results. Thus, Erdogan has become the country’s first popularly-elected head of state. He appears triumphant with the crowds of millions carrying fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow flags. (Revelation 19:17)
With 98.75 percent of the ballots counted, Erdogan leads with 52 percent, the Hurriyet Daily reports. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has received 38 percent of the votes. Selahattin Demirtas, head of the leftist pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party, is in third place with just 10 percent.
Erdogan, who is currently serving as the country’s prime minister, will become Turkey’s first president elected in a popular vote. Until now, the country’s presidents have been elected by members of the Turkish Parliament. The amendment which changed the way Turkey elects its leaders was first drafted in 2007.
He is eligible to serve two five-year terms, which means he could serve until 2024, seeing in the 100th anniversary of Turkey’s foundation as a modern state in 2023. We predict of the possibility that during his term, he would change it to two term 7 years instead of 5 and he will serve until 2028.
Erdoğan made a short speech at the ruling AKP’s election coordination center in Istanbul. He also made a visit to The Eyüp Sultan mosque which was historically the first stop for Ottoman sultans, as well as caliphs, after they ascended to the throne. This is his “hint-hint” that Erdogan wants to ascend to the throne of Caliph in the future.
Now that the Middle East is aflame. The rapid march of the Islamic State, not only ISIS, but Turkey and the situation from Syria into Iraq will continue to rattle Washington and Brussels. And with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict also heating up, we will have the world powers wrangle not only with Iran over its nuclear-weapons program, but with Turkey’s neo-Ottomanism agenda.
Erdogan will now go on high-gear to continue to meddle with all the affairs in the Middle East including temporarily aiding the Islamic Caliphate in Syria and Iraq and is why Erdoğan who still avoid calling the ISIS “terrorists”.
Ankara now will serve as the future headquarters for the Islamist movement worldwide.
And when it comes to Iran, Turkey is not distancing itself from the terror state, but uniting with it. Erdogan of Turkey operates by deception, while by action is creating an Islamic alliance. He will continue to use empty words of deception imploring NATO for assistance in repelling ISIS and opposing by words only an Iranian nuclear bomb while it condemns Israel’s West Bank manhunt by comparing Israel to Adolf Hitler.
It is becoming obvious that when we look at the violence that is taking place throughout the cities of Europe and the chaos in the Middle East, it is becoming clear that Jihadist Islam is no longer an aberration.
Islam today is not only trying to make extinct ancient Christian presence in Iraq, but in Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, and wherever, we are no longer hearing, “Death to all Zionists!” We are now hearing, “Death to the Jews!” which Erdogan will eventually declare.
We predict that Erdogan will begin a campaign to bring Sunni and Shia to the table to establish peace and end the sectarian violence which will hail him as peace-maker since he is perfectly poised as Sufi Muslim who does not have the same sectarian divide as the Wahhabists vs. the Shiite. He will continue uniting Muslims which is a difficult task since due to the linguistic and ethnic differences, they will remain fractured, but nevertheless, Erdogan will accomplish such an alliance under him by calling Muslims to unite over the issue of Jerusalem instead of this sectarian divide. The Muslims worldwide will see him as crushing western hopes whom in their view they blame for such divide. By this, Erdogan will emerge as the greatest Muslim leader globally.
Erdogan continues to present himself as the political leader of ‘the Islamic world.’ As Bashar Assad who once said that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan thinks of himself as a Caliph:
Tayyip Erdogan thinks that if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over in the Middle East region – and especially in Syria – he can guarantee his own political future. Tayyip also personally thinks he is the new Ottoman sultan and that he can control the Middle East as it was controlled during the Ottoman Empire under a new umbrella
This cannot happen unless two of the most powerful states in the Middle East are addressed. The only two, one directly and the other indirectly, have managed to bypass the Arab Spring and keep revolution out of their country are Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Though they are not entirely immune to the violence or the impact of the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have managed to keep unrest to a minimum.
These two countries at a glance are seemingly different. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy with a devout Islamic leadership and Erdogan falsely perpetuates its secular Kemalist tradition as a democracy while advancing an Islamic backing. Islam is an obvious factor these two countries share and is what ties them to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a whole as Turkey and Saudi Arabia have both developed a regional dominance, but the rift will start in the future between the two over the issue of Iran which Turkey will prefer as an ally against Israel. While Saudi Arabia’s spiritual mechanism is the cause of anti-Semitism, we do not expect this Sheba-and-Dedan to flex its muscle against Israel at any time in the future.
Regardless that the United States and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in a mutual security commitment since the 1940’s, we predict that such relationship, that developed upon mutual economic interests and opposition to communism, but as Communism fell and the U.S. is pursuing its own oil, this relationship will eventually deteriorate.
Saudi Arabia has found itself in a few standoffs with the U.S. The main rifts come from the U.S. attempted negotiations with newly elected Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and U.S. inaction in Syria. With destabilization in Iraq, Iran has been able to gain headway in competition for regional dominance which threatens Saudi Arabia. We will see Saudi Arabia beginning to loose its protection from the West which will open the door for more confrontation, not only by Iran, but by the current and more elaborate emerging Caliphate that will soon begin to appear on the horizon in Turkey. So we expect to see Iran competing with Saudi Arabia for regional hegemony with Turkey as the major victor.
As for the relations between the U.S. and Turkey, though they are currently stable, we do not agree with most Middle East analysts; this relationship will deteriorate. Historically such relations had fallen apart when the U.S. in the 1960’s in regards to Turkish relations with Cyprus, but Cyprus and Israel will always rise as an issue again, which in the future will be an issue for Russia’s interest in Cyprus since Russia will begin to focus on what historically was Orthodox regions as Russia continues to turn more Orthodox Christian. Also, the declining relations with Israel have thrown a wrench in the machinery of U.S.- Turkey relations which will eventually cause such relations to deteriorate.
We also expect more deterioration of relationship between Egypt and Turkey. The role Turkey has played and continues to play in both Egypt and Libya has prophetic significance, as seen in Daniel 11:
42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. – Daniel 11: 42-43
The Muslim Brotherhood’s ouster from power in Egypt last year is not the final word. In fact, Turkey is home to many of that group’s leaders today who have parked in Turkey to take another crack at Egypt in the future.
As far as Christians are concerned, persecution will soon erupt even in Kurdistan against Christians. Many in the West are deceived that Kurds are the friends of Christians. They need to study the Armenian genocide and see. Currently, the Kurds do not allow the Christians who fled from Mosul and Qaraqoush to either leave Kurdistan since they closed the borders to them and neither do the Turks allow them entry, since Erdogan closed the borders to them as well.
Our focus should first be, to help our Christian brethren suffering in the Middle East before the great slaughter, which is on its way. Now is our time to shine and look above, for our redemption draweth nigh.