Turkey Joins German-led Defense Initiative

Turkey and Greece officially joined the German-led European Sky Shield Initiative last Thursday. Established shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it links together Europe’s short-, medium- and long-range missiles to better shoot down enemy planes and missiles.

Why it matters: This shows that Turkey is drawing closer to Germany, a country with growing animosity toward Russia and Iran (longtime Turkish partners). It also shows an improvement in Greco-Turkish relations after military escalation over disputed territory in 2013 and 2019.

Main takeaway: The Bible prophesies that Turkey will align with a German-led European alliance in the end time. Nations that Turkey had previously partnered with, including Russia and Iran, are prophesied to clash with Europe, meaning Turkey will eventually turn on these nations.

The recent deal is advancing the sure word of Bible prophecy.

To understand the biblical identity of Turkey and what to expect for the nation, read “East, West or Neither?