Author: Paul Lehr
As of October 19, 2016, Turkey has military operations on three fronts and President Recep Erdogan has aspirations of being more assertive in the region.
Two Greek fighter aircrafts engaged two Turkish F-16’s aircraft in a dog fight over the Aegean Sea. Military jets were reported to be armed. The incident took place southeast of Rhodes and south of Kastellorizo.
October 11, 2016: Turkish fighter jets violate Greek air space. www.ekathimerini.com
October 5, 2016: A previous dog fight between Turkish and Greek jets was reported by
Greece and Turkey are both members of NATO. Since the failed coup attempt in the summer of 2016, Turkey’s President Erdogan has strengthened alliances with Russia.
October 19, 2016: Turkey ground troops and air force conducted operations near Azaz, Syria. Azaz is located north of Aleppo four miles from the Turkey border.
The town of Dabiq has been captured by Turkey. Dabiq is approximately 25 miles northeast of Aleppo and 6 miles from the Turkey border. This is the heart of ISIS. Their monthly magazine is named “Dabiq”. This is the location of the ultimate battle of the Islamic Sunni prophecy. This is where the infidels are taken out. ISIS believes the infidels to be “Rome” or western civilization.
October 18, 2016: Turkey is providing air support in the Mosul Offensive against ISIS. “Our air forces took part in the coalition forces’ air operations in Mosul,” Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.
Turkey is not happy with their role in Mosul. They want a significantly increased role. Turkey feels obligated to help their Sunni brothers in Mosul. Their concern is the liberation of Mosul is being carried out by Shiite Iraqis.
“Military advisors” from Turkey are reported to be on the ground near Mosul, Iraq.
The book of Revelation was written from the island of Patmos. Historically Patmos was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Today the island belongs to modern day Greece. Today, President Erdogan of Turkey is calling on populism and the glory days of the Ottoman Empire.
All seven churches in the Book of Revelation are in what is modern day Turkey. Four of the seven churches in Revelation have references to Satan. Jesus is the one talking directly to the churches. Jesus got His information from a reliable source, God the Father (Revelation 1). The four churches are: Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, and Philadelphia. Satan clearly has a foot hold in Turkey per the comments of Jesus to the churches in Revelation. Satan has a religious system and structures in place in this geographical area. If Satan’s home land and capital are modern day Turkey, would it make sense for him to establish his kingdom with his minions here?
For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey.
Look into this. Do your own homework. Form your own opinion.