April 26, 2007

The Turkish military calls for a secular president in the upcoming elections

The population of Turkey is made up of 99 percent of its people in the Islamic faith; however, it has not been a radical Islamic nation and the Turkish military plans to keep it that way as the custodians of the secular Islamist state.

With the upcoming presidential election, the Islamist political party of Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan has offered the party's second in command and now foreign minister of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, as the one to lead Turkey into the future. Turkey has been a republic since 1923, with a strict separation of religion and state, and the Turkish military wants it to remain that way in spite of Erdogan and Gul's Islamist roots and livestock.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A militant Islamic leader as president of Turkey will set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The Turkish presidential election may well set the stage for the End Times scenario foretold in the Bible with the election of Turkey's FM Abdullah Gul. PM Erdogan, the former mayor of Istanbul removed from that position because of his Islamist philosophy, stepped aside for his FM Abdullah Gul to run as president. As a Turkey watcher, I've observed the movement towards a radical Islamic state over the years as it relates to Turkey; that scenario fits the prophetic scenario found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

Ezekiel, the ancient Jewish prophet, wrote some 2,500 years ago of the modern-day state of Turkey when he mentioned in Ezekiel 38:2, 6 the four sections of biblical Turkey. Meshech and Tugal in verse two and Gomer and Togarmah in verse six are the four parts in biblical times that we know today as Turkey. Turkey will join with Russia, the Magog in verse two of Ezekiel 38, and other nations like Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt who will attack Israel with the plan of destroying the Jewish state.

An Islamist as president of Turkey is indeed a stage setter for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.