This article will recap this years deterioration of Israels relationship with Turkey.
Historically, Turkey has had strong relations with countries in the Middle East, as well as common cultural and ideological visions. Turkey also has strong ties with Europe, built over the last century, which could allow the country to serve as a bridge between the two regions, geographically, economically and culturally. In his HQ near the strait, long the symbol of Turkey’s supposed role as bridge between east and west, Prime Minister Erdogan was to be a bridge – a mediator.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s radical president whose fiery rhetoric has made him an enemy of the west? “There is no doubt he is our friend,” said Erdogan, Turkey’s Prime Minister. “As a friend so far we have very good relations and have had no difficulty at all.””The two countries are seriously determined to expand their bilateral relations in all fields,” Iran’s first vice president, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, told a joint news conference with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan.
Iran, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter, is Turkey’s second-biggest supplier of natural gas after Russia. Rahimi said the two sides reached a series of agreements, including building two power plants, setting up a free industrial zone on both sides of the border and on Iranian and Turkish banks opening branches in the other country.
Following the cancellation of the joint NATO military exercise planned between the IDF and Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan added fuel to the fire when he again brought up “Israel’s war crimes in Gaza” saying that Israel “bombed children with phosphorous.”
Israel has canceled the sale of military drones to Turkey and has abandoned a joint venture where Israel was to license her main battle tank the “Merkur” to be built in Turkey.
Tuesday, Oct.13, Syrian defense minister Gen. Ali Habib made the triumphant announcement: We held our first joint land military exercise (with Turkey) last spring. And today we have agreed to do a more comprehensive, a bigger one. He spoke at a ceremony declaring a free trade zone between the two countries and opening their borders for the passage of their citizens without visas. Present were the two foreign ministers.
Foreign Minister Lieberman of Israel on Wednesday complained to Turkey over a new television drama airing there that depicts Israel Defense Forces soldiers as brutal murderers. Lieberman instructed staff at the Foreign Ministry to protest in the face of their Turkish counterparts. He stressed that airing this type of show reflects a grave level of incitement against Israel – and with government approval.
So like the P.L.O. – The Turkish public gets conditioned to see Israel as murderers and the enemy. Necessary conditioning for a future, already written 2500 years ago. The events we see in the accusations and heightened tensions are not an isolated event, but this recent rhetoric has a history and deep roots. Turkey strengthens her relationship with Iran and Syria and abandons Israel.
The end is written – Turkey and Syria and Iran are destined to loose 5 of 6 soldiers on the Northern mountains of Israel. There is a war coming. God expects us to know the times, and join the dots that lead to His written forgone conclusion.