Three EU countries Say ‘No’ to Muslims

The EU continues to set itself up for a paring down of the number countries that will remain at the heart of it.  Whether this is one of the ways that it will happen, remains to be seen — but even so, it will happen.

EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

The European Commission would agree at a regular meeting to send so-called letters of formal notice to the three countries, the first step in the so-called “infringement procedures” the Commission can open against EU states for failing to meet their legal obligations.

Poland and Hungary have vowed not to budge.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told parliament on Monday, “We will not give in to blackmail from Brussels and we reject the mandatory relocation quota.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230939

Erdogan Calls on Muslims to Flood Jerusalem’s Iconic Mosque

In Psalm 83:4, 6 prophecy shows that Turkey (Edom) will participate with others in trying to obliterate Israel.  In conjunction with the Beast Power and a confederation of Middle Eastern nations, they will effectively overrun the state of Israel as they already want to do.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims around the world to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to protect the site’s Islamic identity.

“We, as Muslims, should be visiting Al-Quds more often,” Erdogan said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem. “Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.”

As many as 26,000 Turks visited the Temple Mount, or Noble Sanctuary, in 2016. However, Erdogan emphasised “hundreds of thousands” should be visiting the site, which is considered holy by Muslims. “[It] would be the greatest support to our brothers there,” he said.

Erdogan also said that permanent peace in the region would only be possible with a “fair solution to the Palestinian issue”.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/erdogan-calls-world-muslims-flood-jerusalems-iconic-mosque-protect-its-islamic-identity-1620641

EU Leaders Refuse To Congratulate Erdogan

Turkey and EU continue to go this direction.

Leaders of member states of the European Union have been cautious about the results of the referendum in Turkey…no EU leader sent the traditional congratulations message to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his victory so far. They are reportedly awaiting for the independent OECD report on alleged voting irregularities, especially after Turkish opposition parties shouted foul play and fraud.

Austria‘s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said the result was a “clear signal against the European Union”. The “fiction” of Turkey’s bid to join the bloc must be ended, he said.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-17/eu-leaders-refuse-congratulate-erdogan-await-oecd-report-referndum-irregularities

 

Is Turkey Lost To The West?

In accordance with prophecy, it does not appear that Turkey will be a part of the EU especially as it appears to become more populist/anti-Muslim with the likes of Le Pen and Wilders.  But with one of the largest armies in NATO, Turkey will make a formidable partner in the confederation along side the EU as they cut Israel off from being a nation (Psalm 83:4).

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union.

That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever.

Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch ambassador go home.

Turkey…appears to be coming unmoored from Europe and the West, and is becoming increasingly sectarian, autocratic and nationalistic.

While anti-immigrant and anti-EU parties across Europe may not take power anywhere in 2017, theirs is now a permanent and growing presence, leeching away support from centrist parties left and right.

Source: Is Turkey Lost To The West? | Zero Hedge

Turkey Threatens to Send Europe 15K Refugees / Month

Turkey was given $3 billion for a migrant deal – basically to contain two-million possible migrants within their borders. If this not blustering, then Turkey may have just voided the agreement and is on the brink of greatly increasing the current immigration woes of Europe. 

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to “blow the mind” of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.

Ankara and Brussels almost a year ago on March 18 signed a landmark deal that has substantially lessened the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe.

But the accord is now hanging in the balance due to the diplomatic crisis over the blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies in Europe.

Source: Turkey threatens to send Europe ‘15,000 refugees a month’

Turkey’s Effort to Join the EU is on Life Support

The Bible often speaks of Turkey separately from Europe though they will work together in the future (Psalm 83 Edom and Assyria).

….Turkey’s dream of joining the European Union is all but dead. Denouncing the purges that followed July’s brutal coup attempt, on November 24th the European Parliament called on EU leaders to freeze accession talks, which have been dragging on since 2005.

Leaders of EU states, who will discuss Turkey at a summit on December 15th, are unlikely to take the parliament’s advice. Mr Erdogan is very unpopular in Europe, and mainstream politicians…are wary of indulging him. Yet they fear another refugee crisis even more.

Yet the current relationship is not sustainable. European support for Turkey’s accession has plummeted. The membership talks are going nowhere. 

Source: Turkey’s effort to join the EU is on life support | The Economist