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Trend Update: Turkey Vote Expands Erdgogan’s Power, April 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2017 by paulthepoke

The brothers of Magog…They include Gomer, Meshech, and Tubal.

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Gomer means “complete”. Historians through the ages debate whether they lived north or south of the Black Sea. North of the Black Sea is modern day Ukraine. South of the Black Sea is modern day Turkey.

Meshech means “drawing out”; a people on the borders of Colchis (the land area east of the Black Sea). Armenia is on the eastern border of modern day Turkey. Today the region of Meshech is modern day Turkey, Russia, and Georgia.

Tubal means “thou shall be brought”; a region in east Asia Minor (modern day Eastern Turkey).

Beth Togarmah: Beth is Hebrew for house. Togarmah means “thou will break her”.  People consider this to be Armenia. At its peak, the Armenian Empire was from modern day Syria on the Mediterranean Sea to south of the Black Sea and east to the Caspian Sea. Historically, Turkey is also known as the House of Togarmah.

The brothers of Magog (Meshech, Gomer, and Tubal) generally point to modern day Turkey.

Definitions are from Strong’s Concordance. Historical evidence from Google images, Wikipedia.

 

April 16, 2017: Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan was given increased authority from Turkey’s people. The “yes” vote won 51.4% of the vote. The “no” vote garnered 48.6% of the vote. The vote was held during a state of emergency in Turkey.

Recep Erdogan now has the power to appoint the majority of judges in Turkey. He has the ability to determine ministers. The president can now set the agenda for the budget. If necessary, Turkey’s president can create law by decree. A state of emergency can be declared by the president independently. He can even dismiss parliament if necessary.

Erdogan is now eligible to run for two more five year terms after his current term is complete. There is a provision in the new powers that could allow lawmakers to allow the president to run for a third five year term. This could potentially allow Erdogan to remain in power until 2034.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/recep-erdogan-wins-turkey-historic-referendum-tightens-gip-on-power-117041700053_1.html

 

Historically, Erdogan has acted decisively and aggressively. Erdogan has previously discussed protecting Sunni brothers in Mosul or ancient Nineveh. He is not a big fan of Iraqi intervention in the region of Nineveh.

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Turkey’s president is not a big fan of the Kurds either. He divided the Kurdish region in and around the Euphrates River with Operation Euphrates Shield.

Trend Update: Martial Law for Turkey??? Questions Surround Incirlik Air Base, January 2017

Posted in Ezekiel 38-39, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2017 by paulthepoke

January 5, 2017: There seems to be growing concern and speculation regarding Turkey instituting Martial Law. Below is a tweet by Vocal Europe that has been removed in Turkey. Vocal Europe is a Brussels-based European Magazine.

Turkish government is reportedly to declare ‘Martial Law’ after ongoing ‘state of emergency’ according to @thevocaleurope.

This tweet has been removed in Turkey. But, it is available on Twitter outside of Turkey.

https://twitter.com/thevocaleurope/status/817024897897627648

In an article released on January 5, 2017, The American Enterprise Institute is raising the question of Martial Law in Turkey.

Turkey’s government for its part is denying the claim of initiating Martial Law.

Currently the top trending item on Twitter in Turkey is “close Incirlik”.

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın made the following statement, “Turkey has the right to shut down Incirlik Air Base. We always have this right. But as I said, first the conditions should be evaluated. We have the right of disposition as part of Turkey’s sovereign right.”

Incirlik Air Base allegedly is home to 50-90 nuclear weapons belonging to the United States. It is unclear if the weapons remain in Turkey or if the nukes have been moved to Romania. The Incirlik air base is home to United States and NATO air forces.

Turkey is not happy with the amount of United States support in the fight against ISIS or Daesh (Turkey’s reference). They want more air support in Operation Euphrates Shield. Turkey continues to send military convoys into Al Rai, Syria to assist with Euphrates Shield.

“What purpose are you serving if you do not provide aerial support against DEASH in the most sensitive operation for us?” Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey says they would not allow a terrorist group to form in the region.

President Erdogan wants Fetullah Gulen extradited from the United States. Gulen is thought to be the driving force of the attempted coup in the summer of 2016.

“The terrorist leader freely threatens Turkey, gives instructions, and sends messages from there. Unfortunately, we have not seen any support from the [Obama] administration about this. They tell us to give positive messages about anti-Americanism in Turkey, but I do not know what to say,” Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Turkey states they are having a “confidence crisis” with the United States.

The economic background of all of this is the tanking Turkish Lira. Today the Lira hit an all-time low against the US dollar (3.6082 a dollar). The strong US dollar is crushing the Turkish economy driving the price of basic staples higher for locals in Turkey. The people are suffering from inflation.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-questions-us-use-of-incirlik-air-base-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108122&NewsCatID=338

http://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/2017/01/05/turkey-has-the-right-to-shut-down-incirlik-air-base-presidential-spox-kalin-says

https://www.aei.org/publication/is-turkey-headed-for-martial-law/

Scripture says Turkey is a player in the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario, the Gog and Magog war and invasion of Israel. There have been many twists and turns regarding Turkey since the summer of 2016.

For Scripture support indicating Meshech, Beth-Togarmah, Tubal, and Gomer being modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

https://paulthepoke.com/category/ezekiel-38-39/

Trend Update: Turkey Opens 2nd Front in Syria, Labor Day 2016

Posted in Euphrates River, Ezekiel 38-39, Kurds/Medes, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2016 by paulthepoke

Over the Labor Day weekend 2016, Turkey has opened a second front in Operation Euphrates Shield. More tanks and troops have moved into al-Rai, Syria. This is about 25 miles west of the Euphrates River and Jarablus.

The goal of Operation Euphrates Shield is “to protect its borders and nationals” per Prime Minister Yildirim. Turkey is looking to defend its border from Syrian immigration, terrorism from ISIS and Kurd forces.

Kurdish forces have recently crossed west of the Euphrates River. This movement west of the Euphrates is not acceptable to Turkey. The Turks want the Kurds east of the Euphrates River.

President Erdogan states this is not a long term operation.

There are conflicting reports about United States involvement in the region. On one hand, the United States says they are concerned about Turkey’s involvement in Syria. On the other hand, they are providing air support for Turkey ground operations.

State run press of Turkey claims the border from Jarablus to Azaz has been cleared of ISIS terrorists. Turkey is looking to expand a security zone inside of Syria.

See www.rt.com link for multiple videos.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-military-launches-new-front-in-syria-enters-town.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103541&NewsCatID=352

https://www.rt.com/news/358172-turkey-syria-front-tanks/

http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/turkish-border-with-syria-cleared-of-daesh-terrorists/640894

Of note is the proximity of this “security zone” to Dabiq, Syria. This is the heart of ISIS. Their monthly magazine is named “Dabiq”. This is the location of the ultimate battle of Islamic Sunni prophecy. This is where the infidels are taken out. ISIS believes the infidels to be “Rome” or western civilization.

http://www.news.com.au/world/the-apocalyptic-prophecy-behind-islamic-states-death-cult/news-story/e28d3e633341c2db7f7c1e8d3f957f2b

For Scripture linking Meshech, Tubal, Beth Togarmah, and Gomer to modern day Turkey, see the link below.

https://paulthepoke.com/2015/12/09/trend-update-russia-magogisrael-ezekiel-38-39-december-9-2015/

The military buildup and creep towards to the south continues…See Ezekiel 38-39 for details.

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