Turkey interested in Russian fighter jets and submarines, despite NATO ties
By Joel Gehrke – Published: Fri, October 1, 2021, 3:07 AM·4 min read
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering major acquisitions of defense and nuclear technology from Russia, raising the specter of an unprecedented divorce within the NATO alliance.
“The extent of the bilateral cooperation he is referring to would amount to a strategic cooperation between — not only between two countries, but almost like between two allies,” former Turkish opposition lawmaker Aykan Erdemir, a senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Washington Examiner.
Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a meeting billed as a dialogue about the Syria crisis following violations of a ceasefire agreement the two powers had agreed to maintain. Yet Erdogan, whose government was expelled from the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter program after alarming other NATO allies with his purchase of Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft missile defense system, emerged from the dialogue with a stated interest in expanding the partnership to Turkey’s air force and navy.
“We had the opportunity to discuss comprehensively what steps to take in the production of plane engines, what steps to take regarding fighter jets,” Erdogan told reporters on his plane, according to Turkish media. “Another issue is that we can take many steps together in shipbuilding. We will again take joint steps with Russia, including submarines.”
Those projects would put Erdogan on another collision course with a U.S. law designed to drive business away from Russia’s defense industry, passed in response to Russia’s 2016 election interference, by imposing sanctions on countries that make a “significant transaction” with Russian defense companies. Former President Donald Trump’s administration imposed these sanctions in December, but Erdogan has maintained a defiant public stance.
“I’m going to possibly acquire defense systems from another country, and nobody can get involved in this,” Erdogan said in a televised CBS interview. “In the future, nobody will be able to interfere in terms of what kind of defense systems we acquire, from which country, at what level. Nobody can interfere with that.”
Another SIGN of just how close we are to Christ’s Return. Bible Prophecy has long shown that Turkey will never be a member of the EU and will withdraw from NATO as the Bible reveals that Turkey will have a close relationship with Russia in the lead up to mans final conflict and the return of Christ. So keep watching this development with Turkey as she moves closer in her ties to Russia. Based on Bible Prophecy Turkey will be with Russia and Europe when they invade the Middle East as described in Ezekiel 38. We fully expect to see Russia become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a “guard” unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7.
Also Ezekiel 38:6 says that “Gomer (France), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”
So somehow Turkey will be involved with Russia and it’s Army and the move into the Middle East.
See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.