'Islamist Turkey' - Pro-gov’t journalist claims Erdogan to become caliph if presidential system adopted. (TZ).
A journalist from the staunchly pro-government Yeni Akit daily has suggested that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be the new caliph of the Muslim world and will host representatives of Muslim countries at his palace if Turkey adopts a presidential system.
“If Tayyip Erdoğan switches to a presidential system, he is likely to appoint advisers to him from Muslim countries located in regions that are under the caliphate, and he will open representative offices for all of them in the 1,005 rooms of Beştepe [the location of the new presidential palace],” Yeni Akit columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak said in remarks published by the independent news website T24 on Saturday.
Dilipak's statements were reportedly from a speech he delivered in Toronto, Canada last week as part of the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) election campaign. His remarks came after he said that the caliphate was not completely abolished in 1924 and can in fact be resurrected by Parliament.
Caliph, "successor" in English, is a word used to describe the political leader of the global community of Muslims who claims succession from the Prophet Muhammad.
Moreover, the article claimed that the presidential palace known as "Ak Saray" was constructed to govern the provinces that will be occupied by Mahdi's army. The article also stated that Erdoğan and Davutoğlu want to be martyred fighting against enemies. Hmmm......'Sometimes NAO Ally' 'Islamist Turkey'. Rea the full story here.
Here is the video link on caliphate by @RT_Erdogan according to pro-gov't henchman https://t.co/ss7tYRhDps— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) October 25, 2015
Here is my take on #Turkey's #Erdogan's caliphate dreams from last year piece https://t.co/Zj8Z7y9RuB— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) October 25, 2015