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Turkey's Russia Ties Stir Concern

Putin capitalizes on strain with U.S.

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY The Associated Press  Posted: August 28, 2018 at 4:08 a.m.

Erdogan and PutinTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, applaud during a welcome ceremony prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish-Russian relations are warming up, prompting worries in the West of a rift in the NATO alliance as Turkish and American officials spar over a detained American pastor. But Turkey may be seeking a more tactical relationship with Russia for now, mindful of the importance of its ties to the West and competing interests in its region. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

ISTANBUL -- Relations between Turkey and Russia are warming up, prompting worries in the West of a potentially critical rift in the NATO alliance.

President Donald Trump tweeted this month that U.S.-Turkey relations "are not good at this time!" in part because of Turkey's detention of an American pastor, and the president announced tariff increases on the NATO ally, precipitating a nose dive in the Turkish currency. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on the phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin that same afternoon, when they promised more cooperation in the areas of defense, energy and trade.

Switching partners is becoming a familiar dance for Turkey, which is strategically situated between Asia and Europe and often caught in the geopolitical push and pull of the turbulent Middle East. Despite his country's economic vulnerability, Erdogan seemed to be signaling that it had alternatives to the traditional alliances that date from its Cold War role as a regional bulwark against Soviet power.

In Turkey's view, "the U.S. has become even more threatening than Russia" because strains over critical issues, Sener Akturk, an associate professor of international relations at Koc University in Istanbul, said. The perceived threat makes the U.S. "an ally that has to be paradoxically kept at arm's length and even balanced against with Russian cooperation."

Another SIGN of just how close we are to Christ's Return.  Bible Prophecy has long shown that Turkey will never be a member of the EU and will withdraw from NATO as the Bible reveals that Turkey will have a close relationship with Russia in the lead up to mans final conflict and the return of Christ.  So keep watching this development with Turkey as she moves closer in her ties to Russia. Based on Bible Prophecy Turkey will be with Russia and Europe when they invade the Middle East as described in Ezekiel 38.   We fully expect to see Russia become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a "guard" unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7. 

Also Ezekiel 38:6 says that "Gomer (France), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee."

So somehow Turkey will be involved with Russia and it's Army and the move into the Middle East.

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days