Front Page Mag: In Islamic eschatology the Mahdi (‘messiah’) plays a prominent role. For the Iranian Shia he is already born and has hidden down a well for over a millennium, waiting for the right time to emerge. Turkish Sunnis already have a candidate, breathing fire and brimstone and ready to purge the world.
At least, so it would seem, to judge from the campaign Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has waged against unbelievers who have dared to block his plans to become the country’s all-powerful leader.
On April 16 a referendum will be held in Turkey, where voters can decide on constitutional amendments which will remove all cumbersome checks and balances to Erdoğan’s power…. [read more]
From a prophecy view, April 16 will tell us a lot. Erdogan is currently in a verbal war with Europe, threatening to unleash millions of refugees into Germany and the Netherlands in retaliation for those governments’ refusal to allow Turkish citizens to hold pro-Erdogan rallies.
Erdogan does not like the word no.
What is interesting is that in 2016 Erdogan re-established relations with Israel after a falling out over the Mavi Marmara Gaza blockade incident of 2010.
The answer could lie in Turkey’s falling out with Russia over the Turkish army shooting down a Russian jet last year, and Turkey’s reliance on Russian natural gas for its harsh winters.
Israel’s vast natural gas supplies will likely be available to Turkey once plans for a new pipeline and the East Mediterranean Pipeline proposal presented by the Greek Public Gas Company (DEPA) is approved.
The question then is – why would Erdogan join with Russia and Iran as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 in an attack on Israel if that is where Turkey will fulfill its energy needs?
Glad you asked.
Erdogan is a major supporter of Hamas, one of Israel’s fiercest enemies. Part of the Turkish/Israeli reconciliation plan depends on Israel easing restrictions on the Gaza blockade, which is Israel’s main defense in blocking tunnel building supplies and the flow of arms and rockets into Gaza.
That my friends will never happen. Israel knows well that Hamas sole reason for existence is the destruction of Israel and Erdogan does not disagree.
“And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee” ( Ezekiel 38:3-6).
In the late 1980s, and again in the late 1990s I served two, two-year tours of duty in Izmir, Turkey and Ankara, Turkey, respectively. I loved living in the Republic of Turkey. It was a unique anomaly in the world; a truly secular nation with a 95 percent Muslim population.
However, the nation I once knew…is no more, for since those times Turkey has dramatically changed to align itself into its prophetic end-time position.
A police officer crying “Aleppo” and “revenge” shot and killed Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov during the opening of an art exhibition in Ankara Monday.
The foreign ministry in Moscow confirmed that Karlov died of his wounds in the attack, which came amid roiling tensions over the fate of Syria.
Turkish police shot and killed the gunman, a local policeman, according to Ankara’s mayor.
Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition in the capital, Ankara, when a man wearing a suit and tie shouted “Allahu Akbar” and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience.… [read more]
The Hamas terror organization is still operating inside of Turkey, despite the recent Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal, normalizing ties between the two countries.
On November 15, Israel’s Foreign Ministry is set to choose a new Israeli ambassador to Turkey. Turkey is expected to announce their new ambassador to Israel shortly thereafter.
To recap, after the Mavi Marmara incident in May 2010, Turkey and Israel cut ties. In June, the two countries inked a deal formalizing the rapprochement, agreeing to work together on a gas pipeline, with Turkey promising to appoint an ambassador to Israel….. [read more]
Turkey’s military has begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in a move the defense minister said on Tuesday was related to the fight against terrorism and developments across the border.
Fikri Isik said Turkey had “no obligation” to wait behind its borders and would do what was necessary if Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants took a foothold in northwest Iraq’s Sinjar region, around 115 km (71 miles) south of Silopi.
“We will not allow the threat to Turkey to increase,” he told broadcaster A Haber in an interview. The army deployment, disclosed by military sources, came after President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey was aiming to reinforce its troops in Silopi.
Photos from the sources showed a long column of vehicles, including tanks, tank rescue vehicles and construction vehicles in single file on a dual carriageway….. [read more]