Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an "undemocratic" indictment against his security detail.
His comments may further dash hopes of a quick resolution to an on-going diplomatic crisis between the NATO allies. Both Ankara and Washington have cut back issuing visas to each other's citizens as ties have worsened.
"They say the United States is the cradle of democracy. This can't be true. This can't be democracy," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul....
Reuters did an excellent investigative report on the Turkish education system. However, you get to learn a lot about Erdogan's background. You get to see some of the drawbacks of a Dominionist state ūüĎé, q.v., [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/cor/notes_on.htm]]]Notes on Reconstructionism[/URL]. A so-called Christian Dominionist would be no more Christian than this Muslim one‚Ěó--[URL=http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Barton/11.htm]]]The Inadequacy of Islam[/URL]
Daren Butler wrote: Turkey‚Äôs president has said he wants to create a ‚Äúpious generation‚ÄĚ to change the nation. So the government is pouring money into schools that teach Islamic values....
--[URL=https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/turkey-erdogan-education/]]]With more Islamic schooling, Erdogan aims to reshape Turkey[/URL]
Turkey is heading down the wrong path - - and one not friendly to Christians - - and see why Erdogan is doing it.
Chris GP, I believe that John MacArthur has some agreement with you. See [URL=http://tinyurl.com/y96mfrez]]]http://tinyurl.com/y96mfrez (Islam and the Anti-Christ: John MacArthur (Excellent Video) )[/URL] , so check that out. I would probably lean towards what John MacArthur said, but I should also point out the very good sermon by Dr. Rugh [URL=http://tinysa.com/298933]]]http://tinysa.com/298933 (Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts)[/URL]
Yes, [URL=http://tinyurl.com/btlnn3c]]] http://tinyurl.com/btlnn3c (The Armenian Genocide)[/URL] was horrific and the word genocide was coined for the Turkish murder.
Turkey finally cast off the shackles of its Sultanate and Caliphate just after the 1st World War, after its defeat and loss of the Middle East, and having lost all its colonies in South Eastern Europe as well.
It had also largely massacred its Christian Armenian population, an act which it has never faced up to, and denies to this day, unlike Germany which faced up to the crimes of Nazism and the Holocaust after World War 2.
Kemal Ataturk took the new Republic to a secular future with a thin veneer of nominal Islam, even changing the Arabic alphabet of Turkish to the Latin one.
Erdogan wants to reverse all this, go back to an absolute presidential form of the Sunni Islamic Caliphate, and forming an alliance with Shiite Iran and "Eastern Orthodox Christian" Russia, regain control of the Middle East.
Ezekiel describes very clearly this Turkish / Iranian / Russian axis that will eventually seek to invade Israel, but will be supernaturally defeated.
The article that. SA has is good as far as it goes. Erdogan is not a friend to democracy.
ABC News Radio wrote: The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), alleged Monday that the voting process "fell short" of international standards.
"If Erdogan had won by a larger margin, it might be different," Tol said. "But to have this shift toward dictatorship without strong support and with questions of foul play, it will lead to further instability. It's going to be hard for him to run a deeply divided country."
The end of what could have been
The referendum's approval may close off the possibility for modern democratic values to take hold in Turkey, some analysts say.
"The Turkish Republic has always been flawed, but it always contained the aspiration that ‚ÄĒ against the backdrop of the principles to which successive constitutions claimed fidelity ‚ÄĒ it could become a democracy. Erdogan‚Äôs new Turkey closes off that prospect," wrote Steven Cook, a senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, in an op-ed for Foreign Policy magazine on Sunday.
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ybbpg3uf]]]http://tinyurl.com/ybbpg3uf (Turkey's referendum could signal trouble ahead for the country, experts say)[/URL]