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Newsweek: Turkey Trumping Islam Over Democracy, Seeks To Become Major World Power


In seeking to become a major world power, Turkey’s rapid shift towards an Islamist theocracy means we may soon see this “King of the North” make a stand on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood, the former Islamist rulers in Egypt and Turkish ally. And having one of the largest militaries in the Muslim world isn’t good news for the Egyptian military’s “King of the South” General Al-Sisi, nor for Israel

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers …” – Islamic poem quoted by Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Daniel 11:40-43, “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall … He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites in submission.”

By Benny Avni, Newsweek – “Turkey is looking around for new allies – and that is not good news for America.

Although Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long been essential to President Barack Obama’s strategy in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, and although he boasts the second largest army in the American-led NATO, he is currently exploring new alliances with some of America’s main commercial and political competitors and long-established enemies.

By reaching out to countries like China and Iran, Erdogan is expressing his disappointment at America’s perceived withdrawal from the region, according to some foreign policy analysts. He has snubbed advances from America’s arms manufacturers, hosted top officials from Tehran and deepened a rift with Israel, its former ally. Others believe he is returning to his former policy, long considered a failure, of seeking ties with everybody in the neighborhood and beyond.

But recent dramatic shifts in policy may also be part of Erdogan’s search for a new political role, steering Turkey away from its century-long secularism and turning it towards a new model in which Islam trumps democracy and Turkey moves from being not simply one more member of the NATO alliance but a major world power in its own right with ties around the globe.

Erdogan was quick to develop a special relationship with Obama, who saw the policies of his Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) as a model for how Islam and democracy can exist side by side. But Erdogan was unhappy about Obama’s reluctance to intervene in Syria’s civil war and some of his latest diplomatic moves have raised eyebrows in Washington.

‘Relations remain good,’ said Steven Cook of the Council of Foreign Relations, a longtime Turkey watcher. But, he adds, a nagging question now arises in American foreign policy circles: ‘What is it that Turkey provides?’

As Ankara seeks new alliances, Erdogan’s opponents, both inside and outside the country, point to his ‘neo-Ottomanism.’ Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, a former academic who is the main architect of the AKP’s foreign policy shifts, often invokes the memory of the old Ottoman Empire, complete with dropping the names of the empire’s major outposts. ‘Without going to war, we will again tie Sarajevo to Damascus, Benghazi to Erzurum and to Batumi,’ he promised recently.

There are many signs of Turkey’s departure from the century-old traditions established by the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – who turned the country into an outward facing, secular, Western-friendly state in the aftermath of the Ottoman defeat in World War I. Erdogan is so hostile to Ataturk, he can’t even bring himself to utter the words Istanbul Ataturk Airport. This week, in another sign he is shifting Turkey in a new direction, he clashed with students in Istanbul who were afraid he’d outlaw mixed-sex apartment-sharing, which is seen by some in his entourage as sinful and un-Islamic.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey’s Ottoman Empire

  1. 11/09/2013 at 4:14 PM

    What else should be expected from Erdogan the would be Muslim Fuhrer (Khalfa) of the Muslim world? What else should be expected from ANY Muslim leader other than Erdogan? We should expect exactly the SAME agenda:

    a) Convert the whole world to Islam
    b) Submit the whole world to Islamic Sharia in Humiliation & Degradation for ever
    c) Be EXTERMINATED

    While most of the Western leaders (USA & Europe) are criminally and negligently sleepwalking their peoples to subjugation or destruction, the agenda of Islam as started by Muhammad 1400 years ago continues unabated and unopposed
    It looks like Russia’s Putin is becoming the leader to stop the aggression of Islam, NOT the USA or Europe
    What an incredible ‘reversal of fortune’!

    It is obvious that the Americans & Europeans MAY wake up when a more massive and catastrophic act of terror will hit them in the near future.

    IQ al Rassooli
    Kafir &Proud!

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  2. 11/09/2013 at 7:04 PM

    It is obvious that the Americans & Europeans MAY wake up when a more massive and catastrophic act of terror will hit them in the near future

    Indeed! If all indications continue as trending then we should know whether the West will take notice before the end of the current WH administration. IF the West foolishly lifts economic sanctions being now considered against Iran which impeded Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, it will then become a race to see how soon they can accomplish their desired task. They are very close now but have no delivery system perfected as of yet. Once that is accomplished Iran’s ultimate goal according to their version of Islamic theology will be to create as much chaos as possible to bring forth their sought after Mahdi.

    A variety of scenarios are possible here, but my favorite is Iran will blitz its oil-producing ME neighbors seizing its oil wells. Prohibiting the trade of oil to the West and stopping the petrodollar as the payment of choice. If this happens, the USDollar will collapse in value causing an unprecedented crisis that the current WH administration incompetence will be unable to overcome. Causing Americans to suffer greatly in a variety of ways.

    As always this is still yet to be determined and how quickly this takes place or not depending on if the Iranian sanctions are lifted. We shall see.

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  3. 11/09/2013 at 7:11 PM

    I think you might be right on the money in calling them the king of the north and also Egypt the king of the south. I believe we will see two such military forces take shape in these end times. They could very well be in place.
    I wrongly thought that Morsi could be the leader of the last days Egyptian army. Isaiah predicts a strong leader in Egypt in the last days. I was wrong about Morsi, but someone will take that role.

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  4. 11/10/2013 at 4:54 AM

    Hi good4u1!

    “…WH administration incompetence will be unable to overcome. Causing Americans to suffer greatly in a variety of ways…” HECK, we’re already…SUFFERING IN EVERY WAY!!!

    This administration is a complete “SHAM” to our constitution and “WE, the People…” PERIOD!!!

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  5. 11/10/2013 at 6:21 AM

    I agree, bobby. But the suffering will become magnified when the USD becomes utterly worthless and folks on entitlements go hungry and there is rioting in the streets as a result. This WH administration will be unable to cope.

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    • 11/10/2013 at 7:43 AM

      Unfortunately…”I know!”

      Even with my “faith”…it is still very “disheartening” to see our country, and the World for that matter, suffer as it is!

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