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Iran and Turkey Pursue Renewed Relationship Following Departure of Trump Administration

Amid the reality of a new US administration, the Iranian regime and Turkey are motioning to re-solidify their relationship

Turkish Lira Plunging Amid Arab World’s Boycott on Erdogan’s Economy

Turkish Lira faces dangerous depreciation in value in the wake of Arab boycott; Erdogan’s controversial military activity also plays role

Russian Airstrikes Obliterate Turkish-Backed ‘Rebel’ Camp In Idlib, Killing Over 60

Syria heats up again, as Russian jets on Monday pounded a camp full of Turkish-backed militants in Idlib, killing at least 60.

Russia Willing to Sell Iran Advanced Air Defense Systems: Report

Russia's envoy to Tehran cited as saying Moscow open to arms deals once international embargo on Tehran expires.

Turkish President Erdogan Claims ‘Jerusalem Is Our City’; The Bible Tells a Different Story

Turkey's President opened the Turkish parliament's legislative session with a long speech in-which he claimed: "Jerusalem is our city."

Russia, Iran & Turkey Seek ‘Strong Foundation’ for Partnership

Iran Media described discussions as working to form “strong foundation” for future work; Iran, Turkey & Russia have worked closely in Syria.

Israel Says Turkey is Granting Passports to Hamas Members

Turkey's growing support for the designated terror group Hamas is said to be fracturing diplomatic ties with both Israel & the US.

Greece Puts Military on High Alert After Turkish Research Ship Enters Controversial Waters

Turkish research vessel went into controversial waters, leading to precautionary military measures by Greece; Turkish F-16s spotted accompanying the vessel

Turkish Parliament Passes Social Media Law to Regulate Content As Government Tightens Control

Turkey adopts new social media law that will create "chilling effect" on voices who've resorted to the platforms as government tightens grip on media.

Turkey Likely to Employ Somali Fighters in Libya

Reports indicate Turkey is looking to hire Somali fighters to join military agenda in Libya; Turkey already sent thousands of fighters from Syria to Libya.

Russia’s Involvement in Libya Gains Traction as 300 Syrian Forces are Deployed

Russia is sending hundreds of troops from Syria down to Libya; Theses forces are reported to be backing Khalifa Haftar’s resistance.

Russia, Turkey & Iran Coordinate Anti-US Syria Policy, Slamming Israel

Russia, Turkey & Iran held a meeting to coordinate efforts in Syria; Their goals appeared aimed at undermining the US role in Syria & condemnation of Israel

Turkey Enters Northern Iraq in Ground Operation Against Kurdish Rebels

Turkey said it has airlifted troops for a cross-border ground op against Kurdish rebels in Iraq, in 1st known airborne/land offensive by Ankara inside Iraq

Turkey Rejects Egypt’s Call for a Ceasefire in Libya

Egypt proposed a ceasefire on Wednesday that was rejected by Turkey soon after; This suggestion from Egypt was welcomed by both Russia and the UAE.

Standoff in the Mediterranean – Greece Confronts Turkish Cargo Ship, Turkey Issues Warning

Grecian military stands in the way of Turkish cargo ship making its way to Libya on Wednesday; Greece would later fall back after Turkey issued a warning.

Russian ‘Camouflaged’ Fighter Jets Deployed to Libya to Back Rebel Airstrikes on Capital: US military

The aircraft departed from an airbase in Russia via Syria, where they “were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin,” before arriving in Libya.

Erdogan Doubles Down on Opposition to Israel’s Coming Annexation

Turkey’s Erdogan claims that he won’t allow anything to happen to Palestinian land; Claims he’s the “only voice” defending the Palestinians today.

Iran Joins Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria in Economic Danger as Rial Takes Massive Dip in Two Days

Iranian Rial dropped nearly 10% between Sunday & Tuesday; US sanctions seen as primary source of Iran’s downward economic trend; COVID-19 is also a factor.

Turkish Fighter Jets Harass Military Helicopter Carrying High-Ranking Personnel from Greece

Turkish fighter jets fly dangerously close to greek military helicopter carrying high-ranking officials; Reports of Turkish jets daily violating Greek airspace

Turkish Lira Drops to 7.02 Per US Dollar; Turkish & Lebanese Economies Continue to Struggle

The Lira meets record low; The reported value is now approximately 7.02 lira per US dollar; This comes after continual drops in previous weeks.

Turkey Says Deployment of Russian S-400 missiles Will Go Forward; Despite Warnings of US Sanctions

Turkey's planned deployment of Russian S-400 missile defenses was delayed by COVID-19 will ultimately go ahead despite US warnings of sanctions.

Turkey Becomes Mid-East Epicenter of the COVID-19 Outbreak as they Approach 100,000 Cases

Turkey has surpassed Iran as number one COVID-19 infected country in Mid-East, though there is significant speculation of Iran’s reported number of cases.

Turkey Follows Iran for the Second Most Cases of Coronavirus in the Middle East

Turkey has over 60,000 cases of COVID-19 despite their attempts to cover it up; The government implemented a two-day curfew over the weekend

Gas Flow from Iran to Turkey Temporarily Stops After Explosion Occurs on Pipeline

An explosion occurred on a pipeline running from Iran to Turkey that has paused the flow of gas between the two countries.

After Triggering Migrant Crisis 2.0, Turkey Closes European Border… Because of Coronavirus

Nearly a month after opening the gates to Europe, the Turkish government has closed the border due to the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Border Crisis: European Union Says Greece Must Let Migrants Claim Asylum

EU calls Greece to allow migrants asylum, despite its support for efforts to prevent Turkey from facilitating wave of illegal migration into Greece

EU Pours Millions into Greece to Act as Border ‘Shield’ Against Escalating Migrant Crisis

EU pours hundreds of millions of euros into Greece as a “shield” against fresh migrant flows that could foreshadow a migrant crisis similar to that of 2015

Greece Claims Turkey Arms Migrants with Tear Gas, Sends Freed Prisoners to Border

Greek government releases video confirming Turkish authorities are ferrying illegal migrants to borders, arming them & using coast guard to escort by sea

Turkish UAV Strike Kills 21 Syrian Soldiers in Idlib Prior to Ceasefire

Turkish UAV strike(s) destroy Syrian Howitzers, rockets launchers, killing 21 soldiers in Idlib, Syria; The strikes came after killing of 2 Turkish soldiers

Russia, Turkey Agree on Ceasefire Deal for Syria’s Idlib

Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria's Idlib region, their two leaders said after lengthy talks to contain a conflict.

Turkey’s Erdogan warns Europe to expect ‘millions’ of migrants after easing border restrictions

Turkey’s president warned Monday that Europe could expect “millions” of migrants and refugees after easing his country’s border-crossing restrictions.

Two Syrian War Planes Downed as Turkey Begins Operation Against Assad

2 Syrian fighter jets were downed by Turkish fighter jets on Sunday in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, as Turkey begins a wide-scale military operation

Erdogan Opens the Gates: Syrian Migrants Granted Unhindered Passage to Europe; after Syria Escalation

Refugees headed towards European frontiers Friday after Turkey declared that borders had been thrown open, a response to the escalating war in Syria.

Syrian rebels shoot down government helicopter, while counter-airstrike kills civilians, including children: reports

Syrian rebel opposition forces, which are backed by Turkey, shot down Syrian government helicopter Tuesday, killing the 2 crew members aboard; reports says

Turkey says it ‘Neutralized’ over 100 Syrian Troops in Response for Attack on Outpost

Turkey said on Monday it had "neutralized" 101 Syrian regime soldiers following a bombardment which killed 5 Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria's..

At least 38 killed in Turkey earthquake, officials say

Rescue crews in Turkey worked through Sunday to pull survivors from collapsed buildings after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck claiming at least 38 lives.

Israel Inks Mega Gas Pipeline Deal with Cyprus, Greece

Israel, Greece and Cyprus on Thursday signed an agreement for a huge pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe despite Turkey’s hostility to the deal.

Israel officially opposes Turkey-Libya sea corridor deal

When confronted on a Channel 13 interview with a report that Prime Minister Netanyahu had told Cyprus’ president last Friday that a maritime deal between Turkey and Libya was to be condemned as “illegal”, Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz confirmed that "that is the official position of Israel. But that doesn’t mean we are sending battleships to confront Turkey.”

Turkish Naval Ships Escort Israeli Research Boat out of Cypriot Waters

An Israeli research boat is reported to have been escorted out of Cypriot (Waters within the territory of the island of Cyprus) waters by the Turkish Navy in the last two weeks; Israeli Official: The Turks are trying to establish themselves as the ones running the show in the region, and that is very worrying.

Erdogan threatens to shut down two US military bases; if they place Sanctions, Recognize Armenian Genocide

Erdogan threatens to shut down 2 US military bases in response to both threat of sanctions and vote to recognize Armenian genocide.

Russia Joins Iran & Turkey in Nur-Sultan to Condemn Israeli Strikes in Syria

For the first time ever, Russia has joined both Iran & Turkey in the Kazakhstan capital of Nur-Sultan for the Astana Summit; All three countries have signed an agreement condemning Israeli strikes inside of Syria.

Turkey to test Russian S-400 systems despite U.S. pressure

Turkish F-16 warplanes will fly over the country’s capital Ankara on Monday to test its new Russian S-400 missile defenses, Turkish media said, despite pressure from Washington for Turkey to drop the system.

U.S. calls on Libya’s Haftar to Halt Tripoli War, Warns Against Russia’s Role

The United States on Friday called on eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to stop his offensive on the capital held by the internationally recognized government and warned against Russian interference.

Russia & Turkey to Begin Joint Patrols in Syria

Russia & Turkey are to begin joint patrols inside of Syria; This move comes in the wake of the Kurdish YPG forces vacating the area of the ‘safe-zone’; Joint patrols to begin on Friday.

Israel’s UN Envoy: Erdogan has turned Turkey into a ‘Regional Hub for Terror’

Danon tells Security Council that Ankara is persecuting Kurds in Turkey and sending troops ‘to massacre Kurdish people in Syria as well’

U.S. Forces Found Evidence of War Crimes by Turks in Syria

President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria said on Wednesday that U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes during Turkey's offensive against the Kurds in Syria, and had demanded an explanation from Ankara.

Berlin Urges ‘Restraint’ after Turkish-Kurdish Clashes in Germany

German authorities on Tuesday appealed to its Turkish and Kurdish communities to avoid echoing the Middle Eastern conflict, after clashes between the two groups over Ankara’s offensive in northeastern Syria.


The shelling of US Forces was heavy, the Turkish Defense Ministry denied targeting American soldiers, says attack was supposed to be on "terrorist positions".

Trump Swears Dedication to Israel as He Decries Endless Middle East Wars

“We are standing with our close friend and partner, the State of Israel,” Trump said, as he reviewed the steps he has taken on behalf of the Jewish state since taking office.

Multiple European Countries Suspend Arms Exports to Turkey; Erdogan Threatens to Flood Europe with 3.6 million Syrian Refugees

Norway suspended all new military hardware to fellow NATO member Turkey over its incursion into Syria's north in an operation against the Kurdish forces, AFP reported on Thursday.

MERGING-Russia & Turkey Begin Negotiating a Significant Military Deal

Russia & Turkey being the negotiation process for a military deal involving Su-35 and Su-57 jets from Russia; Russian official also hinted at a deal involving electronic warfare.

Pompeo: Israel has the Right to act in Syria, U.S. will stop Iran

Secretary of State defends ceasefire deal with Turkey. Says it will save lives. US will work to stop Iranian arm transfers.

REPORT: Turkey Uses White Phosphorus in the alleged ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria

In the last 24 hours British expert sees more evidence of civilians and children with chemical burns then in any stage of the Syrian civil war.

Pompeo: U.S. Policy on Turkish Attack Hasn’t Endangered Israel

The US pullout of its troops from northeast Syria has not endangered Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said amid reports that he was heading to Jerusalem to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after visiting Ankara on Thursday.

Sarah Sanders: Syria Situation is ‘Sad Tragedy’ but Trump made the Right Decision

President Trump's heavily-criticized decision to pull U.S. troops from their positions at the Syrian border was the 'right thing" to do ahead of Turkey's invasion, former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

Tom Hughes Prophecy Update: “Setting the Stage for Ezekiel 38”

This week with Pastor Tom, we see that the stage is being set for Ezekiel 38. How does President Trump pulling the United States out of Syria set the stage for Bible Prophecy? Does Turkey have a role to play? Let's find out!

Turkey Conducts Airstrikes Near Border of Iraq and Syria Immediately Following US Withdrawal

Reports of airstrikes being conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Monday evening; Strikes said to be ‘preemptive’ in nature; SDF: Turkey’s unprovoked attack on our areas will have a negative impact on our fight against ISIS.

US Troops to Leave the Area Prior to Turkish Invasion of Syria

The White House has announced that the US will vacate the area in northern Syria amid pending Turkish invasion; The US will in no way support the operation being carried out by Turkey; Statement from the White House: Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years.

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Vaccine Passports & The Mark – Freedoms With Conditions

In 2020 it was “no mask, no service.” In 2021 it’s looking to become “no vaccine, no service.” Eventually, it will be “no mark, no service.”