In Bible prophecy “the Assyrian” is a term that applies to the Antichrist because he will do the same things that the original Assyrian kings did. In 734 BC Assyria conquered Syria and then turned southward to attack northern Israel.
So we can identify the Antichrist as the man who conquers Syria. Turkish President Erdogan is just about to launch a massive ground invasion into Syria. His main goal is to remove Syrian President Assad from office in Damascus!
The Antichrist isn't from
Assyria which is northern Iraq today. The Antichrist is only compared to the Assyrian kings because he will also conquer Syria and then invade northern Israel.