The link below contains information that ought to be very worrisome to all western nations. It concerns the arrest of numerous officers of the Turkish military by the Turkish government. It was done, supposedly, to prevent a coup. When the modern secular Turkish nation was founded, the military served as the guardian of the secular republic founded by Kamal Ataturk. The current government is increasingly pro-Islamic, and the arrests are likely intended to remove military officers who are known to be loyal to Ataturk’s legacy. It is apparent that Turkey’s current government is not loyal to Ataturk’s legacy and it is becoming more cozy with Iran and Syria (Iran’s ally).

Turkey is a NATO nation with the largest European army in that alliance, and it controls the strategic Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits which connect the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Turkish forces can stop Russian warships from exiting the Black Sea if Turkey remains in NATO, so Turkey is strategically very important to the NATO alliance. However, Turkey’s warming relationships with Iran and Syria make one wonder if Turkey will remain in NATO or if it will betray its NATO allies and switch sides. Iran is prophesied to be an ally of Russia in the age-ending Gog-Magog war prophesied in Ezekiel 38. If Turkey becomes an ally of Iran, it becomes a de facto ally of Russia as well. Turkey has also chilled its once-warm relations with the Israelis which also infers that Turkey is sliding away from the western alliance of nations.

American and NATO generals realize this, and President Obama’s personal trip to Turkey was likely an effort to keep Turkey in NATO and the western alliance. It may be that Turkey will tilt back toward the West when Turkey’s current leader is replaced, but that does not seem likely any time soon.

Ezekiel 38:2-6 lists the nations that will be allied to Russia, China and Iran in the Gog-Magog alliance and not a single nation descended from Shem or Abraham is included in that list. It is my view that Turkey is the modern Edomite nation of Teman (Teman is one of the tribes of Esau/Edom listed in Genesis 36:11-34). The consonants of the Edomite tribe of “Teman” are found in the name of the “Ottoman” Empire, the prior name of Turkey. The absence of any mention of Teman (or any Edomite nation) in Ezekiel 38:2-6 argues that Turkey will not be part of the Gog-Magog alliance, however, the phrase “and many people with you” in Ezekiel 38:6 allows for the possibility of unnamed nations being part of the Gog-Magog alliance.

This is a hugely important geopolitical matter. If Turkey switches sides, NATO nations will have to embark on a major re-militarization program to compensate for Turkey’s absence from the NATO alliance. If Turkey switches sides, It will give an immense strategic advantage to Russia over the NATO nations. Watch this development closely!