A meeting on Monday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
The meeting, which took place at the Vatican, was already significant in that it was the first visit by a Turkish head of state since diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Turkey were established in 1960. However, a statement released by the Vatican says that both leaders also used the occasion to discuss the ”the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law.”
Both Erdogan and Pope Francis are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Erdogan responded to the move by calling for an emergency meeting of the OIC. The summit, held in Istanbul, declared “East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine” and called upon “all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.”… more
JERUSALEM, Israel – There’s been plenty written about the fulfillment of end-time prophecies in the days in which we’re living. The changes that have taken place in Turkey over the past decade and a half could possibly indicate the latest piece of the puzzle falling into place.
Before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ascent to power, Turkey and Israel enjoyed a close working relationship, from tourism to trade to the military and beyond. That began to change when Erdogan was elected prime minister in 2003.
Over time, he became increasingly open about his plan to reshape Turkey into an Islamic state. He wasn’t subtle and indeed was quick to oppress and/or arrest anyone who opposed him. One incident followed another. CBN News reported on many of them…. more
Amir gives an important Middle East current events update on Kurdish and Turkish developments, the Palestinians, Pence’s visit to Israel and much more.
Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border
Forces entered the country’s Afrin province today just 24 hours after pounding the region with airstrikes.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly said they are targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters.
Shocking pictures show dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles crossing over the border in a terrifying display of military might…. more
President Obama praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “a man of action” and one of the five world leaders with whom he had the strongest bond. President Trump met with him at the White House last spring.
And certainly Erdogan has tried to portray himself to Western leaders as a pragmatist with whom they can work.
But at a convention of his ruling party Sunday, Erdogan invoked a Muslim hadith — a collection of the accounts and sayings of Muhammad — that made clear his view of Jews and the state of Israel, according to dissident Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt, the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported.
“Those who think they own Jerusalem better know that tomorrow they won’t be able to hide behind trees,” Erdogan said, according to Bozkurt.
That statement essentially is an affirmation of a prophecy that all Jews will one day be destroyed, the journalist said… more
Zechariah 12:1 NCB This message is the word of the Lord to Israel. This is what the Lord says, who stretched out the skies, and laid the foundations of the earth, and put the human spirit within: 2 “I will make Jerusalem like a cup of poison to the nations around her. They will come and attack Jerusalem and Judah. 3 One day all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem, but I will make it like a heavy rock; anyone who tries to move it will get hurt. 4 At that time I will confuse every horse and cause its rider to go crazy,” says the Lord. “I will watch over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the enemies.
5 Then the leaders of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord All-Powerful is their God.’ 6 “At that time I will make the leaders of Judah like a fire burning a stack of wood or like a fire burning straw. They will destroy all the people around them left and right. But the people of Jerusalem will remain safe.
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