Turkey has always played a central role in the world, and is now in center stage in the Middle East conflict. Turkey is currently the seventeenth-largest economy in the world. Historically, when a major Islamic empire has emerged, it has been dominated by the Turks. Turkey is a stable platform in the midst of chaos. The Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Arab world to the south are all unstable. As Turkey’s power grows-and its economy and military are already the most powerful in the region-so will Turkish influence.
We can see the makings of the Antichrist in Recep Erdogan, as the Bible shows that the Antichrist will be a peace maker and will be very wise in the beginning of his rule. At first the Antichrist will seem to solve many of the world’s problems and he will be considered great in the eyes of most in the world. The Antichrist will help mediate a peace agreement in the Middle East, especially with Israel. This will be “The Deal with the Devil.”
The stage is being set for this now:
Report: Netanyahu and Erdogan will meet / Israel National News, September 12, 2016
Israeli PM and Turkish President will reportedly meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, Channel 1 News reported on Sunday.
According to the report, the meeting will take place next week in New York during the UN General Assembly.
The meeting was agreed upon in secret contacts between Jerusalem and Ankara and was made possible after Erdogan added his signature to the reconciliation agreement signed between the two countries, according to Channel 1.
Erdogan’s ‘win-win’ on the world stage / Al-Monitor, September 9, 2016
It is true that the current Turkish government is central to geopolitics, and there is no one who is more aware of this fact than Erdogan himself. His awareness — and perhaps even more than that, his political wit — is the main reason he is snubbing Europe and the United States and going freelance in Syria.
His snubbing produced dividends, and his contacts with US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China, are clear indicators of this.
Anybody who knows Erdogan closely and understands his modus operandi knows that his flirting with Russia and Iran was a “win-win” policy.
If Turkey was sidelined by the Western world, he would have done the necessary groundwork to be on the same page with Russia and Iran in a new international alignment that would replace Turkey’s Western vocation. That would be a win. His flirting with Russia and Iran would also work as leverage in getting the United States and Europe to support him. That would also be a win.
And he won. Erdogan is like a master poker player. He not only plays his own cards very well, but he also has the gift of seeing the cards in the hands of the others across the table.
Turkey can help Middle East peace process / The Great Middle East, April 7, 2016
Turkey will make a “significant contribution” to the Middle East peace process following reconciliation with Israel, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday.
In a TV interview on TRT Haber, Cavusoglu said the six-year hiatus in Turkish-Israeli relations had hindered Ankara’s role in bringing peace to the region.
“Turkey will make a significant contribution to Middle East peace in the next process,” he said. As he spoke, 11,000 tons of aid from Turkey was making its way to the Gaza Strip.
Putin-Erdogan deal for Syria is Middle East exit for Obama / Debka, September 9, 2016
The fledgling “initiatives” reverberating this week in Washington, Moscow, Ankara, Jerusalem and the G20 summit were nothing but distractions from the quiet deals struck by two lead players, Russia and Turkey to seize control of the region’s affairs. Recep Tayyip Erdogan knew nothing would come of his offer on the G20 sidelines to US President Barack Obama to team up for a joint operation to evict ISIS from Raqqa.
The head of this NATO nation has moreover gone behind America’s back for a deal with the Russian ruler on how to proceed with the next steps of the Syrian conflict.
All the region’s actors will no doubt be watching closely to see how Turkey’s “Russian track” plays out and how long the inveterate opportunists can hang together.
Russia to Continue Talks on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Meeting / Almanar, September 6, 2016
Russia will continue consultations with the Zionist entity and Palestine on the form, content and date of the next peaceful settlement talks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Sputnik on Tuesday.
Palestine’s Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal told Sputnik on Monday that Abbas and Netanyahu looked set to meet in Moscow, but the exact timing was not defined.
A diplomatic source told Sputnik in August that the two leaders were considering coming to Moscow for Russia-mediated talks in late September, although the plan was not confirmed officially by either side.
G20 Summit’s Biggest Outcome: ‘Triumphant Return of Presidents Putin, Erdogan’ / Sputnik International, September 7, 2016
French daily Le Monde analyzed the recent meeting of the world’s major economies in China’s Hangzhou, stating that the biggest outcome of the Summit of “twenty” was the “triumphant return of the Russian and Turkish leaders to the international arena.”
Another leader who enjoyed much success at the summit was Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The newspaper notes that it has been the first high-level international negotiations for the Turkish leader since the failed coup attempt at home.
The aftermath of the attempted overthrow led to a deterioration in the relationship between Turkey and a number of western countries. The Turkish leader used the summit to once again push his idea of a buffer zone at the Turkish-Syrian border. “Unlike last year, this time he did it with confidence, backed by the reset of relations with Russia,” the outlet states.
Russia a ‘more balanced’ peacemaker than US, says PLO official / The Times of Israel, September 2, 2016
In flurry of diplomatic activity, officials from Moscow and Paris set to arrive next week in bid to push both nations’ peace initiatives
“Russia can fulfill a positive, credible and more balanced role,” Ahmad Majdalani told the el-Raad television station, “since the US is not at all interested in pressuring Israel, which is carrying out its policy in the region.”
“We expect to hear from the Israeli side what commitments it is willing to make before the date of the meeting will be set,” Majdalani said.
Meanwhile, French special envoy Pierre Vimont is slated to arrive in Cairo next week on a similar mission. He will meet with foreign ministers from several Arab states and the PA to discuss holding a major multilateral peace conference in Paris before the end of 2016.
Open letter to Erdoğan: Be a peace broker between Palestinians and Israelis / Hurriyet Daily News, April 13, 2006
An open letter to Prime Minister Erdoğan by prominent Arab writer Latif Lakhdar
Mr. Erdoğan, leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party and prime minister of Turkey,
You are a rare Muslim leader. You displayed, indeed, a rare quality of being able to quickly shift from the theology of suicidal jihad to modern politics, with all that the shift requires in terms of adjusting the means to the sought after objectives, taking into account the specific historical conditions. To this aim, you implemented most of the European Union requirements in terms of penal law, you fully recognized the rights of the Kurdish minority and you adopted the modern institutions and values of rationality and global humanism at the expense of old values of specificity. And it could never be overstated how your intellectual flexibility allowed you to adapt to current-day requirements.
This is what encouraged me to send you this letter, with the hope that your initiative — to be outlined below — may help the more intellectually flexible segment in the Hamas leadership and the rest of Arab political Islam to revise their old assumptions and adopt your own pragmatic approach, based on an objective reading of the current balance of power, not the old religious texts…
Dear Prime Minister Erdoğan, I personally believe that your worthy initiative may well succeed, since Hamas’s psychological complex is mainly due to the refusal of the world to deal with it, in addition to being on the United States and European Union’s list of terror organizations. As a result, its moderate wing may well find it a good deal to give up jihad in exchange for international recognition.
Your initiative will give your party and your country regional and world prominence, and you will personally enter history as a major peacemaker in the Arab/Israeli conflict.
Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO.
Turkey has made great efforts to be perceived as a neutral power, a democracy with basically a secular government. They have tried to be a partner in peace with the United States and have done the same with Israel. This has been done in an effort to be economically sound and have not allowed religion to play a role in the political structure of the nation. However the other Islamic Countries have been dismayed by their policy.
In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.
Note from our previous messages that with fiscal and political union, we see the current European Union as the beginnings of the imperial power of a revived Roman Empire. The geographical area of Turkey was an integral part of the Roman Empire.
We believe that the Peace Treaty and Third Temple will begin the dark one “week” or 7 year period called the Tribulation, and that this will start very shortly. At first the Antichrist will seem to solve many of the world’s problems and he will be considered great in the eyes of most in the world.
The Antichrist will help mediate a peace agreement in the Middle East, especially with Israel. This will be “The Deal with the Devil.” Then, half way through the treaty the Antichrist (or Beast) will enter the Temple and declare himself to be God.
What did Jesus Christ say about the “abomination of desolation”?
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3)
We do not think it is a coincidence that the predicted “season” of the Lord’s return will also be the time of great distress on the Earth due to these catastrophic political events. The Lord knows that He needs to rescue His bride at this time.