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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “He who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey”

Recap Tayyip Erdogan is losing in Istanbul which is jewel in the poitical crown of Turkish politics. Some people in Turkey claim that if you lose Istanbul, your prestige is dented surly. Erdogan founded AKP (Justice and Development Party) in 2001. He is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey since 2014, but now he`s struggling.

People in Turkey want a change and they have a good reason for that. First of all because Turkey is in a recession. The Turkish economy shrank by 2,6 percent YoY in the first quarter of 2019, following a 3 percent contraction in the previous period. It was the second straight quarter of GDP decline.

Erdogan served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2014, but only two years into that era, things was about to change in Turkey. The unemployment rate aveeraged 10,9 percent from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 14,8 percent in February of 2009 and a record low of 7,3 percent in June of 2012.

People in Turkey aren`t happy with this situation and they speak out loud and clear. They want a new leader. They want a change.

Turkey`s annual inflation rate also fell to 18,71 percent in May 2019 from 19,50 percent in the previous month. High inflation rate near 20 percent with a high unemployment rate is not a good mix, and the cost of living is making it difficult for the people in Turkey.

On top of that, their currency, Lira, have plummeted for years and reached 6,86 in August of 2018. You don`t have to be Einstein to understand the situation for the ordinary people in Turkey right now. All this will have an impact of their trade too.

Turkey`s trade deficit shrank by 55,8 percent to USD 2,98 billion in April this year, from USD 6,71 in the corresponding month of the previous year. Their imports tumbled 15,1 percent and it speaks for itself.

Among trading partners, imports declined primarily from Iran (-37,8 percent), South Korea (-27,8 percent), Germany (-26,5 percent), Italy (-23,6 percent), France (20,3 percent) and China (-18,1 percent) to name a few.

Erdogan`s foreign policy has been described as Neo-Ottoman and has involved attempts to prevent Syrian-kurdish PYD/YPG forces from gaining ground on the Turkish-Syrian border during the Syrian Civil War.

He is coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.

Islamism can refer to diverse forms of social and political activism advocating that public and political life should be guided by Islamic principles or more specifically to movements which call for full implementation of sharia. It is commonly used interchangably with the terms political islam or islamic fundamentalism.

Turkey is also considered a trasit and temporary asylum area for migrants arriving from countries outside of Europe. Historically, the Ottoman Empire, and the Turkish republic succeeding it, were the primary destination for Muslim refugees from areas conquered, or re-conquered by Christian powers, notably Russia in the Caucasus and Black Sea areas.

Turkey continues to be home to the world`s largest refugee population and close to 4 million refugees came to Turkey by August 2018, according to UNHCR Turkey Factsheet.

Erdogans AK party has governed Istanbul for more than two decades and a loss in Istanbul is very important for the psycological value. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected Mayor of Istanbul in 1994, and Turkeys economy is very important for the election. Istanbul is Turkeys largest city and Turkeys commercial hub.

Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu says re-run is «A battle for Democracy.» So says the people in Turkey. The dominance of Turkeys AK party is put to the test in Istanbuls re-run of its mayoral election. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “He who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey.”

Erdogan`s critics blame him for the economic recession and the vote is seen as a referendum on his policies.

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Is this the beginning of the apocalypse and will Jesus descend to Syria and Damascus?

This is not the first time we have seen a chemical attack in Syria. Five years ago, former president Barrack Obama had to deal about it, and now it is Trump`s turn to something. Mr Trump said the United States will make «major decisions» about its response over the next 24 to 48 hours.

“It was an atrocious attack”, Mr Trump said. It was horrible five years ago, and it is still horrible. Mr Trump are studying the situation extremely closely and he will meet the military leaders to make any decisions.



“Were talking about humanity," Trump said. "And it cant be allowed to happen. Well be looking at that barbaric act and studying whats going on.” The Pentagon chief said he would not rule out a U.S military strike against Syria in response to a suspected poison gas.

Trump`s new national security adviser, John Bolton, had his first day on job on Monday, and he has previously advocated military action against Syria.

The poison attack on Saturday took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. A day later, Israel conducted an airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base in Syria.

What in the world is going on in Syria?

King David, during his war against the Arameans, captured the city Damascus (Samuel 8:5-6). Later, it was conquered by Rezon, who cast off Israelite sovereignty during Solomon`s reign, and made it the capitol of the Aram-Damascus kingdom (1 Kings 11:23).

It remained the capitol until it was destroyed by the Assyrians in 732 BC. After the Assyrians, Damascus was taken over by the Chaldeans, then the Persians, then the Greeks.

Damascus was conquered by Alexander the Great, and after the death of Alexander in 323 BC, Damascus became the site of a struggle between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires. In 64 BC, the Roman general Pompay annexed the western part of Syria. In the New testament era there was a large Jewish community living in Damascus, as well as a Christian community.

In 1516, the Ottoman Turks came and remained for the next 400 years. Damascus had 10,423 households at that time. Under Ottoman rule, Christians and Jews were considered dhimmis (Non-Muslims) and were allowed to practice their religious precepts.

Islam is the dominant religion in Syria, and the majority of Muslims are Sunni while Alawites and Twelver Shi`a comprise sizeable minorities. Damascus is the capitol of Syria, north of Israel, and today, Damascus is the largest city of Syria with an estimated population of about 1,5 million people.

A closer look at the bible tells us that the great evangelist, Paul, converted to Christianity when traveling on a road to Damascus. Saul (later known as Paul) was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when he was blinded by a light from the presence of Jesus. He spent three days in Damascus, blind, until Jesus sent a disciple named Ananias to Saul.

Through Ananias, Jesus restored Saul`s sight, and baptized him. Damascus was the city in which Paul began his work as a great evangelist, teaching people in Asia, Africa and Europe about Jesus. This is where the conversion of Paul the Apostle comes in.

The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus. It is normally dated to AD 33-36. The phrases Pauline conversion, Damascene conversion and Damascus Christophany, and road to Damascus allude to this event.

The phrase «road to Damascus» is an English idiom that means an important point in a person`s life where a great change of ideas or beliefs takes place. The idiom comes from the Christians Bible (Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 9). It refers to the conversation of Saul of Tarsus (a.k.a St Paul) to Christianity while travelling to Damascus.

Many people around the world claim that jesus will descend in Damascus and not in Jerusalem.

The Second Coming is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.

The idea is based on Messianic prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatological. Views about the nature of Jesus` Second Coming vary among Christian denomination and among individual Christians.

Most English versions of the Nicene Creed include the following statements: «…..he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in his glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end….. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.»

According to historian Charles Freeman, early Christians expected Jesus to return within a generation of his death and the non-occurrence of the second coming surprised the early Christian communities.

“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have appeared, from this w know that it is the last hour.”

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prphecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied.

Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled.

The Second Coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was suffering Servant..

In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King.

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Is Chrislam the new religion?

There has always been a huge conflict between different religions and some people claim that there is a group of people on this planet that set all the religions up against each other. But Pope Francis belive that all religions are different paths to the same God, and he is working hard to lay a foundation for the coming One world religion.

Is Chrislam the new religion?

During the Popes visit to <strong>St. Patricks Cathedral in Manhattan, he embraced Chrislam and talked about a One World Religion. He also said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Watch Pope Francis’ prayer intentions in the video below.

Some people belive in God, some in Allah. Others belive in Jesus Christ or Buddha, but Pope Francis’ message is that we all, regardless of religious profession, are children of God. Some people may be shocked or think that this video is a joke, but it isnt. Its real, but not a new idea.

John Paul II significantly improved the Catholic Church`s relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. His wish was “to place his Church at the heart of a new religious alliance that would bring together Jews, Muslims and Christians in a great religious armada”.

The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions and the Pope also attests the valuable work that the Pontifical Council does for interreligious dialogue performs.

If different religions is difficult, maybe a one world religion is a peace project?



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