The Daily Beast: “ISTANBUL—Recep Tayyip Erdogan bent the constitution and election rules in a drive to become the all-powerful leader of this strategically important NATO country. But in parliamentary election on Sunday, Erdogan saw his high hopes come crashing down to earth as voters dealt him the first national defeat of his career.
Erdogan critics said the vote was a watershed moment for Turkey as the country spoke out against a leader who wanted all power for himself.
“The era of Erdogan is over,” declared historian Ahmet Insel.”
Opinion: A stunning defeat for a would be dictator as Turkey rejects a king.
Recep Erdogan made the fatal flaw of cursing Israel (Genesis 12:3). From the Gaza Flotilla of May 31, 2010, to rejecting Israel’s (Obama) forced apology for the incident that Erdogan himself engineered, to the show of support of Hamas in last summers war, Erdogan is seeing how only God appoints and removes kings.
The problem is that his party is by no means finished, just wounded and a cornered animal can be most dangerous. His party (AKP) no longer has a majority in parliament but if the rival political parties fail to put together a coalition government Erdogan can send the country to the polls again in the coming months.
Then there is the future war of Gog and Magog of which Turkey has a central role. What despot doesn’t know that plunging his nation into war makes political differences vanish at least for a time.