Iran approves Turkey’s new advance into Syria
By Craig C. White
Although Turkey and Iran are on opposite sides in Syria, Iran is encouraging Turkey to further attack the Kurds in northern Syria. Iran figures that with the Kurds under assault in the north that Iran will have greater opportunity to attack Israel in the south.
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.
The Turkish Army is amassed next to Hamah and Tell Rifaat right now. Turkey has announced that they will attack suddenly at any time. The major opposition that Turkey has in Syria is Russia and Iran. The Russian Army is busy in Ukraine. Russia has not endorsed Turkey’s looming advance in Syria but Russia has not condemned it either. Iran has now given Turkey permission to advance.
Iran’s capitulation is also significant regarding another Bible prophecy. Ezekiel 38:5 lists Iran as one of the nations that Turkey will lead into Israel. Turkey was the head of the last Islamic Caliphate known as the Ottoman Empire. Iran views Turkey as the rightful seat of a future Islamic Caliphate. So far Iran has refused to fight against the Turkish Army in Syria. Now Iran is opening the door for a Turkish invasion into Syria. According to Ezekiel Iran will follow Turkey into northern Israel. I expect this to happen after Turkey advances further southward to destroy Damascus.