The region of modern Turkey plays an integral role in end-time prophecy and during this decade it has been relentlessly pursuing it. Turkey long has sought a “buffer zone” with Syria (the area that is occupied by the Kurds) and has aided ISIS in overthrowing the Assad government. In October 2014, the UK Independent pointed out the complex support of Turkey for ISIS, while claiming to be an ally of the US. In September 2015, it was reported that Turkey was supporting ISIS. In May 2016 reports surfaced that Turkey had been aiding and abetting ISIS through many actions from battlefield medical care to turning a blind eye to ISIS training and fundraising activities in Turkey. Now, this support is even further confirmed.
On Sunday, Turkish journalist Can Dundar, who was arrested by the Turkish government in 2015 and sentenced to 20 years because he claimed Turkey was covertly supplying weapons to ISIS, told Kurdistan 24 news while in Washington, DC, that Turkey has used ISIS as an instrument of policy in Syria, and is currently allied with Syrian militia groups that are not easy to distinguish from the ISIS militants themselves. Dundar claimed that Turkey was freeing ISIS terrorists and giving them sanctuary in Turkey. According to Breitbart News, Kurdistan 24 confirmed Dundar’s claim by interviewing “female ISIS suspects” in one of the camps menaced by the Turks, who said their husbands and others had fled to Turkey for safe haven.
On July 31, 2017, The Daily Jot reported that Turkey was challenging Iran’s control of Iraq and Syria through ISIS and pressure from its allies, including the US and European Union. As you can see, Turkey has been seeking the kind of “green light” to advance on the Syrian buffer zone since the advent of ISIS earlier in this decade. Turkey has been clandestinely supporting ISIS, despite paying lip service to the contrary. Meantime the Kurds, occupying the buffer zone Turkey seeks, have been fighting ISIS. Now, Turkey is emboldened to drive the Kurds out of the Northern border with Syria, or kill them all, which benefits the ISIS terrorists. President Trump’s actions aside, these events appear to be relentlessly prophetic.
Gabriel’s interpretation of Daniel’s vision of “what shall be in the last end” and “for at the time appointed the end shall be” (Daniel 8:19) is clearly an end-time prophecy, which, therefore, could not have been completely fulfilled by Alexander the Great and his generals as is widely taught. These events are yet to occur for the little horn (antichrist) to rise to power. Currently, Iran has control over much of Iraq and Syria. For Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 8 to be fulfilled, Iran must come into alignment by submitting to Turkey’s leadership against Israel. Turkey is positioning for its end time role, as these recent events demonstrate. Turkey has stormed the gates of prophecy, bending the will and confounding the wisdom of many nations.