For the past week, protests that initially began to contest a construction project in Istanbul's Taksim Square have become violent, turning largely into anti-government protests. According to news reports, the protestors are opposed to the present Islamist, increasingly authoritarian regime led by Prime Minister...

Ten years ago when I began trumpeting the Biblically prophesied reality that the Middle East would one day experience another period of Turkish domination, the idea was largely ignored. Beyond this, the mere mention of the word "Caliphate" by then-President Bush was outright mocked by...

Turkish Mega Mosque First, there is this from the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News:
The groundbreaking ceremony for Istanbul’s controversial $3 billion third bridge over the Bosphorus was held yesterday, on the 560th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest by the Ottomans. The ceremony was attended by Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the name of the bridge has been announced as “Yavuz Sultan Selim,” one of the most prominent sultans in Ottoman history. “We thought a lot about which name should be given to the third bridge over the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and we have decided on Yavuz Sultan Selim,” Gül said at the ceremony.

I've just returned from a few weeks of traveling in Israel, Egypt and Jordan along with a small camera crew. We are presently working on a very important project that I will be announcing in more detail in the weeks and months ahead. Needless to...

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