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Turkey on the Cusp of Becoming an Islamic State

Turkey on the Cusp of Becoming an Islamic State
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Total chaos broke out a week ago in Turkey's Parliament: fist flew, yelling and screaming ensued, and one lawmaker chained herself to the podium, as President Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) sought to consolidate power for the president. After the brawl, 342 members voted and accepted an 18-point constitutional amendment package giving Erdogan vast executive powers, not seen since Dictator Ataturk in 1920.
Since the vote did not receive the minimum 367 needed to change the constitution directly, a referendum on these changes is set for April. If it becomes law, all power will rest solely in the president's office, and the system of checks and balances will be thrown out of the window. President Erdogan will be able to dismiss the prime minister and declare a state of emergency at will. Erdogan has long sought to move Turkey towards an Islamic State. Concentrating unilateral power in the president's hands will do just that.
The failed July coup resulted in unprecedented arrests and dismissals of academics, police officers, and military personnel. It is only deepening as the purge continues. Academics warn of a brain drain occurring in the country as many are seeking asylum in other nations. Some 43,000 people have been arrested, and 95,000 employees have been fired from state institutions and universities since 15 July. Turkey needs God's intervention!
The nation of Turkey has moved up to number 37 on the 2017 Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians in the world. Window International Network partners pray for Turkey on Day 27 in accordance with the Praying Through the Window 9: Global Terrorism and World Religions prayer calendar.
Please pray for:
    God's intervention before the April referendum on the constitutional amendment package concentrating power in President Erdogan's hands. May the necessary votes for passage fail (The Bible, Proverbs 21:1).
  • Turkish citizens to be successful in registering their outrage and opposition to the dictatorial powers threatening their way of life (The Bible, Proverbs 29:4).
  • Turkish Christians to mobilize prayer for their country and for government to remain allied to NATO. Pray Turkey retains its democratic form of government and opposes a form of government that removes ultimate power from its citizens (The Bible, Ephesians 6:12-13 ).
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