Erdogan warns Europeans’ security at risk as EU feud rages

Source: Yahoo News

Ankara (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday that Europeans risk being unsafe on the world’s streets, as a crisis between Ankara and the EU showed no signs of abating.

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Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the islesStrongs 339: from 183; properly, a habitable spot (as desirable); dry land, a coast, an island:—country, isle, island. of the GentilesStrongs 1471: gowy, go´-ee; rarely (shortened) y…Og goy, go´-ee; apparently from the same root as 1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people. divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.”
— Genesis 10:1-5

“And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the islesStrongs #: iy, ee; from 183; properly, a habitable spot (as desirable); dry land, a coast, an island:—country, isle, island.: and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
—Ezekiel 39:6

Food For Thought

Many Bible teachers believe Japheth, the third son of Noah, migrated to the east of Babel and settled in the area of modern day Iran.
From there the migration continued as JaphethThe sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. Genesis 10:2-5 occupied the continents of the Gentile world.
Many Bible teachers believe that Magog, the descendant of Japheth, is identified as the Russian coalition in the latter days. Gog is the chief prince of the land of Magog.
Targamah, Many Bible teachers also believe Togarmah includes the area of present day Turkey, Armenia & Georgia.
Persia, in concert with Adolf Hitler, changed its name to Iran, Aryan Land, in May of 1935.
Iran, is calling for the destruction of the Jewish people worldwide.
Syria, is aligned with Iran.



“If you continue to behave like this, tomorrow in no part of the world, no European, no Westerner will be able to take steps on the street safely and peacefully,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara.

Erdogan did not expand on what he meant by his comments but appeared to imply that Europeans risked receiving the same treatment that, he says, is endured by Turks and Muslims in Europe.

Relations between Turkey and Europe have been severely strained since Turkish ministers were thwarted from campaigning on the continent for a ‘yes’ vote in next month’s referendum on expanding Erdogan’s powers.

Ankara has said such behaviour was reminiscent of Nazi Germany and also raised alarm over what it sees as rising racism and Islamophobia.

Erdogan warned Europe that Turkey was “not a country to push, to prod, to play with its honour, to shove its ministers out of the door, drag its citizens on the floor.”

He said the world was watching Europe’s actions “very closely”, adding: “We as Turkey urge Europe to respect democracy, human rights, freedoms.”

His repeated comparisons with Nazi Germany have been strongly condemned by the European Union as well as Berlin and the Hague, precipitating a crisis that has raised doubts over the viability of Turkey’s EU bid.

– ‘No journalists in jail’ –

Tensions with Germany have been further heightened after Deniz Yucel, the Turkey correspondent of the German newspaper Die Welt, was jailed last month on terror charges. He is awaiting trial.

The president accused German consular officials of allowing Yucel to take refuge in the residence of the German consul in Istanbul for a month to evade arrest.

Erdogan again condemned German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who he previously claimed is “supporting terrorists”, after she urged the Turkish-German journalist be freed and gave her support to the Dutch during the height of the crisis over rallies.

“You say ‘I am with the Netherlands’. Well, I am with my people,” Erdogan said.

In Berlin, Germany’s new President Frank-Walter Steinmeier again urged Turkey to free Yucel, speaking in his inauguration address to parliament.

Steinmeier, the former foreign minister, warned Erdogan he was threatening the progress his country had achieved in recent years and decades.

“President Erdogan, do not endanger what you and others have created,” Steinmeier said, adding that “credible signals of rapprochement are welcome”.

“Stop these appalling comparisons with Nazism, do not cut the ties with those who want a partnership with Turkey. Respect the rule of law and the freedom of the press and of journalists, and release Deniz Yucel!”

Press defenders say that Turkey is holding 149 journalists in jail and EU leaders have repeatedly expressed alarm over freedom of expression in the country.

But Erdogan denied there was a single bona fide reporter in jail in the country.

“Everyone is there, from murderers to robbers, child abusers to fraudsters. In this list, only journalists are not present,” he said.

Referring to a list of detained Turkish journalists given to Turkish authorities, he said: “Our friends looked at this and 144 are in jail for terror charges, the other four for common crimes.”

On April 16, Turks will decide whether to approve constitutional changes that would abolish the post of prime minister and could see Erdogan stay in power until 2029.

The government argues it will ensure stability in Turkey but critics see it as regime change that will lead to one-man rule.

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