Russia and Iran give Turkey “safe zone” in Idlib

Russia and Iran give Turkey “safe zone” in Idlib


Turkey will soon be in position to attack Hamah

By Craig C. White

While many Christians have been looking up their Astrological charts; some real end time events have been happening on the ground.

Turkish President Erdogan has vowed to remove Syrian President Assad from power in Damascus, Syria. Iran and Russia are allied with the Syrian government. This week Iran and Russia made it a lot easier for Turkish forces to reach Damascus. Turkey has now finalized a deal with Iran and Russia to create a “safe zone” around the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria. Idlib has long been a stronghold of the Turkish supported Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate “Ahrar al-Sham” as well as the Al-Qaeda rebel group “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham”. These Al-Qaeda groups have been fighting against the Syrian Army near Hamah. Lately the Syrian Army has been winning. The “safe zone” plan will flood Idlib with an additional 25,000 Turkish troops along with Turkish supported Al-Qaeda “Free Syrian Army” rebels. What could go wrong?

The Prophet Jeremiah says that the northwestern cities of Hamah and Arpad (or modern day Tell Rifaat) will hear evil reports about a coming invasion and will be terrified. For the past few months the Turkish Army has been gathering heavy weapons and troops at Azaz, Syria in order to attack the nearby Kurdish held town of Tell Rifaat. Turkish President Erdogan said that the Turkish Army could attack Tell Rifaat at any moment. So one of the cities that Jeremiah identifies is about to be attacked by Turkish troops.

Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

With the finalized “safe zone” plan, Turkey will soon be in position to attack Hamah; the other city on Jeremiahs list. Soon Turkey will send 25,000 more Turkish and Free Syrian Army troops to Idlib located only a few miles from Hamah.

According to Jeremiah 49:23-27, after Hamah and Tell Rifaat hear evil reports of a coming invasion then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

Jesus said this to the religious leaders of his day.

Matthew 16:3b O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Christians should not be looking to the stars for a sign. Instead they should understand the events of the day. Turkey will soon be in position to attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat. This signals the soon destruction of Damascus. These are the signs of the times. It is High Time to Awake.

Idlib safe zone

Idlib safe zone

Read this article on Yeni Safak: Idlib to be protected by 25,000 Turkish, FSA troops

Read this article on the BBC: Syria war: Turkey, Russia, Iran agree Idlib ‘ceasefire’ zone

Read my verse by verse Bible commentary titled The nations are disquieted over Syria

Read my book The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible prophecy

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4 thoughts on “Russia and Iran give Turkey “safe zone” in Idlib

    1. I don’t know exactly. The Bible doesn’t say anything about Russia being involved in the destruction of Damascus or in the Ezekiel chapter 38 Turkish led invasion into Israel. I suspect that either Erdogan will just do these things quickly or that Russia will make a deal with Turkey and with a new Muslim Brotherhood regime appointed by Turkey in Syria. It seems telling that Russia and Iran are willing to allow 25,000 Turkish troops in Idlib. That makes a Turkish attack on Damascus easy.


  1. Craig,

    Or, as you said in the article “What could go wrong?” Israel is probably and rightly so very concerned about this latest move, Iran could turn on Assad at any moment, and Russia may help Assad get out when all heck breaks loose. A lot could happen. Isn’t it incredible how every new development almost every day lends support to the prophetic word.



    1. Amen. I suspect that Russia and Iran will get out of the way while Turkey along with Al-Qaeda (FSA and al-Nusra etc.) besiege Damascus.


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