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Debate of Turkish Relevancy in Islamically Challenged ME Still Rages

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 24, 2021 at 10:37

As Dr. Pipes properly notes Erdoğan, one of the most notable aspects of the Middle East, is Turkey's big question mark. Turkey's historical prominence, as an ancient theater of empires, has been variously characterized as both a contender in the prophetic scheme of things when considering the Ezekiel scenario of being at the point of departure for future battles of destiny while in the alternative, Turkey might just be the doormat for future hordes of conquest emanating from the north.
To the main contention of Dr. Pipes, the second scenario is suggested if Erdogan's approach in the economy cannot be abated, his part of any conflict will be mitigated. Does this mean he's fumbling his bid for Sultanhood? But if he feels compelled to start something in order to get some chance at making it happen, it will likely be a shortened attempt for the lack of resources and failure of alliances to back him up. It's like the Tanakh (where the Ezekiel scenario is detailed) says; do not start a war if you cannot pay for the win.
In any event, neither the Russian and/or Iranian Islamic Regimes are ready either to press their chances; yet.

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