Front Page Mag: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a desperate man. He is faced with turmoil at home and abroad, the Turkish lira is crashing and internationally he is in the doghouse.
Opinion: The wanna-be Sultan of Turkey is a dangerous man. His desire for unbridled power is obvious in his $615 million palace and recent disruption of a coup that may or may not have been a false flag.
Turkey, prior to 2010, was a mostly secular nation with a European feel. Turkey was also a staunch NATO ally until trading with Israel abruptly ended with the Mavi Marmara Flotilla incident on May 31, 2010.
It has been downhill from there.
Erdogan’s Islamic roots and support for Hamas was out in the open. The flotilla that was meant to end the Israeli blockade of Gaza was instead a blatant act of aggression on the part of Erdogan against the Jewish state.
The Israeli embargo was/is for the sole purpose of preventing weapons, missiles, and tunnel-building materials from entering Gaza. No humanitarian aid has ever been blocked.
In 2013, President Obama got into the act and coerced Netanyahu into making an apology for Turkey’s act of aggression and pay reparations of $20 million in a move that emboldened PM Erdogan. With the president of the US involved, Israel acquiesced.
Since then, Turkey has reestablished relations with Israel but Erdogan makes no secret of his support for Hamas – whose only reason for existence is the total destruction of Israel.
Since we know from Ezekiel 38:1-6 that Turkey will one day join in an invasion force led by Russia, we can conclude that Erdogan’s hand of reconciliation from Turkey is a fist.
(For more on Turkey’s role in the war of Gog and Magog see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 7 here.)