The Daily Caller: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes the Third Reich presidency of Adolf Hitler is a good example of the kind of executive power he would like to have.
Erdogan and his ruling AK Party are looking to change Turkey’s constitution after winning back the majority in parliament in last November’s elections. Opposing parties would also like to revise the constitution, but they do not support the plan to create a more powerful presidency as they feel it would potentially lead to the office becoming too authoritarian.
Under the system, the president would have have both executive and legislative functions, and he could dissolve parliament and veto their legislation. Additionally, parliamentary and presidential elections would be held at the same time, which is believed to be a move to ensure the same party controls both branches.
Some critics and observers see the plan as an attempt by Erdogan to take Turkey down the path to dictatorship.”
Opinion: Sultan is more like it, and isn’t it interesting that the ego-maniacal president of Turkey holds one of the most evil anti-Semites in history in such high esteem?
In the table of nations (Genesis 10) Turkey was named for 4 descendants of Japheth, son of Noah, who settled in the area: Tubal, Meshech. Gomer, Togarmah
And Turkey has an important role to play in unfulfilled prophecy. In June 2010, an armed Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara, set sail under Erdogan’s orders to Gaza. The purpose was to break the Israeli blockade that prevented weapons from getting to Gaza.
In the subsequent boarding by Israeli soldiers and the violent clash that followed, nine activists were killed and several dozen injured. Israel claimed 10 of its soldiers were injured, one seriously.
Despite an Obama-coerced Netanyahu apology, and negotiated reparations, once warm Turkish/Israeli relations are in shambles setting the stage for a future invasion along with Russia, Iran and 4 north African nations in the war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39).
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