Turkey held a national parliamentary election a few days ago, and, while Turkey’s future is still clouded, the results bode well for Turkey’s future. For years, Turkey’s autocratic leader, Recep Erdogan, has been leading Turkey in an increasingly pro-Islamist direction and he has also been consolidating his power to govern Turkey as his own fiefdom. In the Turkish election, the Turkish voters rejected Erdogan’s policies and direction.

Erdogan’s political party suffered a “crushing defeat” at the polls, according to the first link. His party lost its electoral majority and now must find another political party with which to form a governing coalition–if one can be found. Another election is possible if no coalition partner can be found. One of the most outstanding features of this election is the emergence of the Kurdish party as a national party in its own right–winning 13% of the national vote and a sizable bloc of parliamentary seats. This is unprecedented in Turkish history. Another major result of the election is that Erdogan failed in his desire to win an outright majority and make his position of President far more powerful in a new Constitution which he would essentially write. Erdogan wanted the nation’s voters and the new parliament to become a “rubber stamp” for his political desires, but instead, it was Erdogan who was rejected. As the second link correctly observes, Erdogan still desires more power and will likely still try to obtain it. However, for now, his desires have been thwarted. The second link includes a good analysis of the Turkish election and it also is remarkable in that it cites Erdogan’s “increasingly erratic and authoritarian behavior” as a factor in the election outcome.

Biblically, this election has an important impact. Ezekiel 38:2-6 gives us a list of latter-day nations which will compose the Gog-Magog alliance that will attack the nations of the West (led by the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel) at the climax of our age. In a number of previous posts, I have wondered about the future of Turkey in these end-time alliances. The good news is that modern Turkey is not included in the Ezekiel 38 list as a member of the latter day Gog-Magog alliance. The previous name for Turkey was the Ottoman Empire, which was reduced to Turkey’s current size at the end of World War II. When it was named the Ottoman Empire, its name’s consonants (TT-M-N) preserved the biblical name for Teman (T-M-N), the chief tribe of the Edomites who were descended from Isaac’s son, Esau (Genesis 36:8, 11, 15 and 34). It is always been very noteworthy to me that none of the nations in the latter-day Gog-Magog alliance descended from Abrahan in any way. This allows for the likely outcome that God is guiding world geopolitics to a result where none of Abraham’s seed (which were promised to become “many nations”–Genesis 17:5) will be allied with the alliance dominated by Russian, China and Iran. An additional piece of evidence that the modern Edomites are to be found in the Islamic nations is the fact that another prominent Edomite name, Omar (Genesis 36:11 and 15), is found in the Mosque of Omar, an Islamic site in Jerusalem (third link). Another Edomite name, Bozrah (Genesis 36:33) can be found in the city of Basra or Basrah in Iraq, an Islamic nation. Now let’s go back to Turkey.

Erdogan’s behavior in recent years has been worrisome. His actions to force Turkey, an historically moderate and secular Islamic nation, to become a hard-line Islamist nation has worried many leaders of NATO and the western alliance, I’m sure. If Turkey became an openly Islamist nation, it seems highly unlikely that that fact would make it possible for Turkey to stay in NATO. Turkey, which guards the narrow straits between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, occupies a very strategic position. It guards a “gate” that can permit or deny the traffic of Russian warships from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean Sea during a war. It would be a huge loss for the West if Turkey became Islamist and left NATO. The fact that Turkey has possession of a strategic sea gate further supports the identification of Turkey as Edom, a descendant nation of Abraham because God promised Abraham’s seed that they would control the strategic geographical “gates” in the world (Genesis 22:17). The most important “gates” went to the birthright tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48-49) which inherited the lion’s share of the blessings given to Abraham’s descendants. At its height, the British Empire (modern Ephraim among the ten tribes of Israel) controlled such strategic “gates” as Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and the Straits of Malacca via the British colony at Singapore. No empire in world history ever ruled over so large an area and over so many people as the British Empire at its height. The modern tribe of Manasseh (the United States of America) possessed the Panama Canal, a controlling position off the East Asian coast via its rule over the Philippines, control of the North Pacific region via its control of Alaska and control over the Central Pacific region via control of the Hawaiian islands as well as Guam, Midway, etc. While the birthright nations of Ephraim and Manasseh (Jacob’s grandchildren via Joseph) received God’s major blessing of controlling so many strategic “gates,” Edom (Esau) received control of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus passageways between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. My identification of Ephraim and Manasseh as the British and American people, respectively, can be confirmed by the voluminous documentation provided in my books that trace the migrations of the ten tribes of Israel throughout history and into the modern world. Readers are also urged to read my article, The USA in Biblical Prophecy, to review some of the main points which link the modern USA to the Israelite tribe of Manasseh.

The God of the Bible is guiding world events to fulfill his prophecies, as my articles: Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, Is Babylon the Great about to Fall…Ushering in a Future Beast System?, and What Ezekiel 38-39 Reveal About a Future World War III, confirm. The modern western world has been deceived by generations of its people being force-fed the great hoax of evolution to think that the God of the Bible (who is the source of their national blessings) does not exist. However, once one sees the fact that the Bible’s prophecies have come to pass throughout history and are coming to pass in the modern world, it becomes crystal clear that there is a Creator/Divine Being who authored the Bible’s prophecies. There can be no other conclusion. Those who do not understand the Bible’s prophecies and the role that modern nations will play on God’s latter-day chessboard can be categorized as “the blind leading the blind.”

To conclude this post with a final comment on Turkey, I very much hope that Turkey rejects a hard-line Islamist future and stays in the western alliance. With the Kurdish party now having a large presence in the Turkish parliament, I hope that this also is a harbinger of better Turkish-Kurdish relations in the future. With an independent Kurdistan emerging in northern Iraq, such Turkish-Kurdish amity would be very important and beneficial for both groups of people.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/06/07/turks-head-to-the-polls-in-crucial-parliamentary-election/28640219/
  2. http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/09/opinions/turkey-election-erdogan-conversation/
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque_of_Omar_(Jerusalem)