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-Turkey Now Closing Churches?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Following its defeat as the last Muslim caliphate in WWI the country of Turkey rose from the ashes as a ‘secular’ nation directed by the military rather than religious leaders. All that began to change when the current pro-Islamist government of  Recep Erdogan came to power in 2003. Since then the […]

-Turkey: Discrimination of Israeli Jews -Is This the Beginning?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) Forty Israeli Jews arriving in Istanbul, Turkey on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel were separated out from other travelers, detained, strip searched, and questioned for over an hour. This is the first time that Israelis have ever been subjected to this kind of treatment. Meanwhile, the Turkish press is conveniently […]

-Is ‘Gog and Magog’ Beginning to Line Up?

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

For years, Bible teachers and preachers have been looking for Russia to lead a coalition of nations in an attack against Israel as foretold in Ezekiel 38-39. The only problem was that many of the ancient nations mentioned in the prophecy are now incorporated in modern Turkey and Turkey had close ties with Israel and […]

-Turkey Continues Islamist Transition

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

                                         (Image via Wikipedia) Since the end of WWI Turkey has been ruled by a secular government supported by an independent military. The country has been in the midst of a transition for several years and now even the military is under increasing pressure from the pro-Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan. In October […]

-Turkish Government Breaks Precedent Intervening in Military Affairs

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

(Turkish Flag via Wikipedia) The Turkish Government under President Abdullah Gul and PM Recep Erdogan broke government rules last week and for the first time interfered with military promotions and affairs. The government used the excuse that many in the military were part of a ‘coup in the making’ and those involved should not eligible […]

-Is This a Good Idea?: Turkish Officers Training Afghan Military Leaders

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Several thousand Turkish officers are serving as instructors to the Afghan Army and police training leaders as part of a NATO stabilization plan in Afghanistan. Response: A few years ago I would have considered this to be a great idea. The Turkish officers are Muslim but for years have supported a secular […]