Germany-Turkey Rapprochement and Germany’s Rising Crime Rate
The Trumpet is watching three stories in Germany this week.
Number one is the possible reconciliation between Germany and Turkey.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in December that Turkey desires “good relations with the EU and EU countries.” Other men in Turkey’s government have alluded to the nation’s readiness to normalize relations with Germany.
An alliance between Germany and Turkey is a trend the Trumpet has been following since the mid-1990s. Rebuilding this friendship, however, will not be easy. There’s been a lot of tension between these two nations in recent years. But Germany and Turkey need each other, and it appears both sides are starting to realize that again.
As we’ve said, informed by a prophecy in Psalm 83, these two nations will come together—it won’t be easy, but Bible prophecy forecasts that it will happen. You can learn more about this trend in our article “Are Germany and Turkey Quietly Reconciling?”
The second story we’re following out of Germany this week is Chancellor Angela Merkel’s New Year’s Eve broadcast. She put a lot of emphasis on unity as Britain’s departure from the European Union draws near. In her speech, Merkel said that the “27 countries in Europe must be impelled more strongly than ever to remain a community.” She then emphasized the critical role Germany and France play in ensuring the successful future of the EU. Bear in mind that Germany is still without a government at this point. Merkel said she hoped to “quickly establish a stable government for Germany in the new year.”
At the Trumpet, we have been watching for a strong German leader to come on the scene. We’ve talked about this trend in numerous videos you can watch on our YouTube playlist titled “This Week in Germany.”
The third story we’re watching in Germany is a study that reports on the links between the rise in crime in Germany in relation to the influx of migrants. The study was conducted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. It noted that there was a 10 percent rise in reported violent crimes in the state of Lower Saxony in 2015 and 2016. The vast majority of that increase, the study claims, is attributable to the increase in migrants—especially young, male migrants between 14 and 30 years old.
The crises are stacking up in Germany: the migrant crisis, the government coalition failure, the rise of anti-Semitism, etc. All of these problems require more than just nice-sounding speeches—Germany needs concrete solutions.
Bible prophecy provides an incredible amount of insight into Germany’s future. To learn more about this topic, watch our video “Germany’s Quiet Crisis.”