Ruins of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey)
Turkey is hinting of an alliance that may ultimately fulfill Psalm 83:
Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional AnchorsNew York Times – Sept 18, 2011A newly assertive Turkey offered on Sunday a vision of a starkly realigned Middle East, where the country’s former allies in Syria and Israel fall into deeper isolation, and a burgeoning alliance with Egypt underpins a new order in a region roiled by revolt and revolution. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/world/middleeast/turkey-predicts-partnership-with-egypt-as-regional-anchors.html
Psalm 83 tells of an alliance amongst the Arabs with Trukey (Edom) that will be joined by Europe (Assyria):
5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
6 The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. (Psalms 83:5-8)
The descendants of Israel are the subject of Psalm 83 (verses 3-4). Turkey, who was a long-time ally of the modern nation of Israel, has also been turning against that nation lately (see Turkey Expels Israel’s Ambassador and Suspends All Military Agreements with Israel).
Turkey is also getting a little bit upset with the EU again over Cyprus:
Turkey: We will freeze ties with EU if Cyprus given 2012 presidencyEU-candidate Turkey will freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the EU presidency in 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency Anatolian late on Saturday.The comments could signal a new low point in ties between the European Union and Turkey which began accession talks to the bloc in 2005.
Despite the fact that the Bible seems to indicate that Turkey will support the Islamic King of the South for a while, it also suggests that it will then betray it (cf. Daniel 11:26,41), and apparently support the European King of the North (Daniel 11:41). Catholic prophecy seems to support the same concepts (related biblical, Catholic, and Islamic details are in the article The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy).
This public move by Turkey is an interesting development and should ultimately lead to closer cooperation and the fulfilling of prophecies in Daniel 11, Psalm 83, and certain other end-time prophecies.
Watch (Mark 13:35-37).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Arab and Islamic World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy (including Iran and Turkey). What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What is expected to happen to Turkey?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.