Stratfor’s Analysis of Turkey’s Uprisings and Future

Turk Protests

I frequently read Stratfor’s analysis, as they are among the most informed and foreword thinking. Here they discuss the present unrest in Turkey and what it means for the future of the nation:

The rapid escalation of anti-government protests in Turkey in recent days has exposed a number of long-dormant fault lines in the country’s complex political landscape. But even as the appeal of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (also known by its Turkish acronym, AKP) is beginning to erode, it will remain a powerful force in Turkish politics for some time to come, with its still-significant base of support throughout the country and the lack of a credible political alternative in the next elections.

Read the full article directly Stratfor

As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be traveling to Turkey in a few days as we work on my forthcoming film project that is directly addressing what is happening in the Middle East and how it relates to us as believers. We will of course, get a first hand look at what is happening with the unrest in Turkey. Please remember myself and my team as we go, in prayer. We also have some significant financial needs to complete the project. If you are able to give toward the project in small or more significant ways,

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Thank you for your prayers and support. I look forward to sharing more details and updates in the days ahead. Blessings!

  • Dave
    Posted at 12:41h, 04 June

    Small and significant vs large and insignificant. A gracious truth. Will be praying, went to turkey last year to hand out bibles the church in Smyrna still remains and is still suffering for the faith.

    Luke 21:1-4
    As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.

  • David Roberts
    Posted at 12:47h, 04 June

    God be with you brother Joel.

    Oh, and while you’re in Turkey if you happen to find the five volume “Sayings of the Lord” by the Apostle Yoḥanan’s disciple, Papias of Hierapolis, please do photograph it for us. :p Yoḥanan 21:25

    But seriously, I hope God opens many doors for you and that the hand of God is all over the sequences of events.

    I’ll try and pray when I can.


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  • Allison
    Posted at 18:18h, 05 June

    Will you post regarding Syria, and Assad’s restrengthening of his hold?

  • Joel
    Posted at 21:02h, 05 June


    You’ve pretty well summed it up. The Alawites have turned the tide. In my opinion, or should I say, my best guess is that Assad’s days are still numbered, though he seems to have extended his rule for now. God knows.

  • David W. Lincoln
    Posted at 18:23h, 06 June

    When you have taking place, and it looks like two thirds of the necessary constituent parts in place, for regime change, I can’t help but think that “Islam with a Human face” (I deliberately echo what Dubchek tried in the Prague Spring of ’68), will be tried more often.

    The Jihadis will be receiving less of the benefit of the doubt from Muslims who want peaceful ways to achieve what all Muslims agree on.

  • Mehmet
    Posted at 12:16h, 07 June

    Hi Joel,
    I am a believer in Symrna (Izmir) and if you need help with translations or anything else I would be honoured to help.

  • O,A. Fish
    Posted at 01:48h, 08 June

    Joel, I pray you will be empowered by the mantle of Elijah as you invade the strongholds of Satan. I also pray you will behold “The Fingerprints of God” everywhere you journey, and may He use you to gain pocession of all the land upon which you and your team should trod.
    Grace and Peace!

  • David Atchley
    Posted at 18:20h, 10 June

    I pray that revelation knowledge and understanding come to those that hear the Word Of God. i pray for every muslim you and your team come in contact with Joel. I pray Isaiah 61:1

  • Huseyin
    Posted at 13:45h, 11 June

    One thing must be understood very clearly. This demonstration is a work of God’s hand to awaken the people and give them a heart to search for new things. Nobody organized the protestors to go to the streets, no political party whatsoever. The protestors are from all different political ethnic backgrounds. Almost all the media is state controlled! The demonstrators are not (as many people think) only in a few big cities, they are ALL OVER Turkey and in every suburb and backstreet, but nobody knows or sees these. I live in Ankara and stil every evening at 9:00 thousands go out on the streets all over the city, not only in the centre and not only in Istanbul. This protest is HUGE! And as God continues to harden the heart of PM Erdogan, the people will even more continue to come against our modernday Pharaoh!

  • Bob Taylor
    Posted at 08:56h, 17 June

    A recent article by Walid Shoebat, suggests the cunning deception of Erdogen(Turkish PM). It reveals the general mind set of the thinking that aspires to conquer the west by stealth, but more importantly he says(in part) “by peace he shall decive many” Whilst it is only an opinion, it reveals the midset and direction. Since Egypt is strengthening ties with Sudan, and cutting off ties from Syria, , perhaps the King of the North and King of The South are continuing to align

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