Like in Alaska, the snowstorm currently hitting the region of Artvin in Turkey is going biblical. More than 1 meter of dry powder has already accumulated within yesterday night and the snow is still falling. 45 villages are cut from the world – 10 in the province center, 15 in the Kurdish province, 5 in the province of Şiran and 15 in the province of Torul – after roads are overloaded with snow. In Artvin the primary and secondary schools are closed. Pregnant employees working for public companies are also on holidays, today.
This huge snowstorm in Artvin has started on November 8, 2017 at nigh, but its intensity has increased in the early morning hours. In the province center, the snow cover has reached a thickness of more than a meter, whereas 20 centimeters have fallen in the city center…. more
Cevdet ŞEN / KINIK (Izmir), (DHA) – A fire broke out in Kınık District of İZMİR for a reason not determined in the wooded area. While the fire was being extinguished by the work of forests and fire crews, locals suggested that the fire started because of a meteorite falling into the area.
In the wooded area in the Arpaseki neighborhood yesterday at 21.30 a fire started for an undetermined reason. On notice, the forest and fire crews worked to extinguish the area. İzmir Metropolitan Fire Department Directorate Kınık Şefliğinden 1st Bergama Forest Management Directorate, 4 firefighters were sent to the region. The fire was extinguished without growth. The villagers have suggested that the fire started because the meteorite fell into the area. The fire crew indicated that the cause of the fire was being investigated. The gendarmerie launched an investigation into the fire.
Arpaseki Muhtarı Ergun Şahan claimed that it was a cismin illuminated object falling down and even seen in the Neighborhood neighborhood, Aziziye Mahallesi. Ismail Süren, who was sitting near the fire, said, “The falling object was a round thing, and there was no sound, the light shone around and fell into the sky.” [FULL SOURCE]
** if some words are off or seem incorrect this was translated by google
Turkish energy company Unit International, Russia’s Zarubezhneft, and Iran’s non-governmental firm Ghadir Investment Company have pledged to invest a combined US$7 billion to drill at three oil fields and one natural gas field in Iran, the Turkish company said on Tuesday.
The investment commitment comes just a week after Ghadir Investment signed a deal with Zarubezhneft and Unit International to finance and develop oil and gas projects in and outside Iran.
The three companies agreed to set up joint ventures to fund oil and gas development projects, with Ghadir Exploration and Production Company leading the consortium in which each company would have equal share of the financing.
According to Unit International, as cited by Reuters, the total reserves at the three oil fields are estimated at 10 billion barrels, and the fields would be able to pump 100,000 bpd… read more
While Americans are wrapped around the axel of daily political drama, the prophecy clock is moving forward in the Middle East. Many Christian Americans tend to examine prophecy from a Western-centric, non-Jewish worldview, when in reality, prophecy’s timepiece is Israel and how it is impacted by those neighboring nations found and emanating from the table of nations in Genesis 10.
For example, Noah’s grandsons from Japheth-Gomer, Magog, Meshech, Tubal are specifically mentioned in the end time prophecy of Ezekiel 38 as part of a coalition led by Gog of Magog against Israel. And Turkey is making some prophetic news today.
Three recent events by Turkey’s leadership may have an impact on moving prophecy forward. First, Turkey’s “president” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has attained near dictatorial powers in Turkey, on July 23 visited Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to defuse tensions in the region over Qator’s fostering ties with Shiite Iran. Erdogan seeks to position himself as the region’s powerbroker, patron and peacemaker, counterbalancing Iran…. read more
JERUSALEM, Israel – As Americans get ready to celebrate their nation’s founding, with all its associated freedoms, Turkish Christians are facing increasing persecution at the hand of the nation’s Islamist president.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confiscated another 50 Syriac churches, including the 1,600-year-old Mor Gabriel Monastery. Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic used during the first millennium across the Middle East and Asia.
Erdogan’s most recent seizure, under the auspices of the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) took place in Mardin province, Word Press reported.<!–more–>
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]