One of the most important but underreported stories in today’s news is Turkey’s disturing move toward hardcore Islam, as indicated in major political shifts of recent weeks.
For years, Turkey has been one of the more “moderate” Islamic nations, thanks to its military, which has staunchly maintained a secular, democratic approach to politics as was instituted by the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Now the military has fallen, and hardcore Islamists may begin phasing in a new Islamic fundamentalism. Turkey is a member of NATO, is strategic to the Middle East conflict, and has the seventh largest economy in Europe.
This could well be another of the dominos falling as we get ready to usher in the events described in the book of Revelation. It’s not hard to see the pieces fitting together.
PS – For more on this story, read today’s article in the New York Times. For more study into the book of Revelation, join us Sunday night at TDF at 6 for KALEO.