Reuters News: “President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted on Sunday as saying that Turkey did not need to join the European Union “at all costs” and could instead become part of a security bloc dominated by China, Russia and Central Asian nations.
Opinion: The Beijing-based Shanghai Bloc (Shanghai Cooperation Organization – SCO) was founded in 2001 consisting of China, Russia and the “stans”, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
In our post from June 26, 2014, “Turkey’s High Risk Power Play”, we said this:
“In preparation for its role in Ezekiel’s war of Gog and Magog, Turkey will shift away from NATO and likely join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). During a trip to Russia in November 2013, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again said that Ankara would abandon its quest to join the European Union if it was offered full membership in the SCO.”
Ezekiel 38:5 “ NIV “Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you.”.”
Most Bible prophecy teachers place Tubal, Gomer, Togarmah, and Meshech in today’s Turkey while Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan were once part of the Persian Empire.
Recip Tayyip Erdogan has no idea that his move to the SCO is a precursor to Bible prophecy:
“I hope that if there is a positive development there, I think if Turkey were to join the Shanghai Five, it will enable it to act with much greater ease.”