Evidence Mounting That Turkey Is Behind ISIS Recruitment to Establish an Islamic Caliphate

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)

Several Middle Eastern media broke the news that unrest has sparked in Turkey with demonstrations erupting denouncing Erdogan after Turkish citizens captured ISIS operatives in Turkey in which Turkish security forces released the terrorists and attacked the civilians who turned them in:

This confirms what Shobeat.com reported as far back as March, that there are ISIS “training centers in Orfa, Ghazi Antab and Antakia (Antioch) set up by the Turkish government for more terrorists to be sent to Syria.”

Confirming our findings, this week, the World Tribune discovered that “the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged significant recruitment of Turkish nationals by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Officials have told Turkey’s parliament that at least 1,000 Turks were fighting with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. They said the Turks, offered lucrative salaries, were recruited in mosques, schools and even from the security forces.”

In addition, Agence France-Presse (AFP international news agency) also confirmed that “ISIL is recruiting throughout the region, and Turkey is no exception” . The figure was released in wake of allegations by the parliamentary opposition that Turkey was being used for ISIL recruitment and training. The opposition cited videos that showed purported ISIL fighters at a celebration outside Istanbul in late July.

Turkey has long been accused of tolerating ISIL as part of efforts to maintain the war in neighboring Syria. Opposition sources said Turkish intelligence facilitated the supply of fighters and weapons from Iran through Turkey and to Syria.

“The Justice and Development Party has shut up when faced with the ISIL terrorist organization, and still says nothing about it,” opposition leader Faruk Logoglu said on Aug. 4.

So far, the government has not responded to demands to disclose ISIL activities and whereabouts. Instead, Erdogan and his aides have blamed NATO for not supporting to help control Turkey’s huge border with Iraq and Syria.

In Istanbul, Turkey a Caliphate nostalgia for the Ottoman Empire has been on the rise as of late. The Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman had this to say:

“Therefore it is no coincidence to observe that some of the followers of Erdoğan believe he is a caliph who seeks to resurrect the Islamic Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire. It is no coincidence that Erdoğan’s target of “The Great Turkey” is intended to be completed in 2023 …”

But Erdogan’s support of the ISIS is easy to explain, even though the ISIS declared a caliphate in southern Turkey which seems as a no threat to Erdogan. He is silent because he sees an opportunity since Turkey needs the ISIS to dismantle nationalistic governments then to later consume them to create its Sunni Axis and its Ottoman dream.

Turkey’s master plan is to eventually sacrifice someone in its little ISIS pawn in order to declare itself as the supreme Caliphate taking all under its neo-Ottoman umbrella which will also include an alliance with Iran. Turkey’s brilliant plan is that it needs the ISIS to dismantle the Levant while using wealthy Arabs who support ISIS to aid the Caliphate cause while using the very ISIS to even turn on the Arabs themselves. Turkey then will execute a double-whammy plan using its non-Wahhabist Sufi version of Islam that is neutral  towards Shiite Iran, to unite both Sunni and Shiite forces to finally bring about peace amongst Muslims in the region and by this self-fulfilling the Islamic view that a Mahdi will come and bring 7 years of peace after 7 years of turmoil.

Only Turkey has such a model and a major regional presence with significant global standing and respect. The Iraqi model of the Caliphate has set the stage for a Caliphate competition stemming from Turkey. Erdogan wants the entire Middle East. Why else would Erdogan be making statements against Egypt objecting to the Egyptian dismantling of the Muslim Brotherhood?

Turkey and Iran are steeped in their hatred not only towards Israel, but also Saudi Arabia, which brought such divide between Sunni and Shiites. Saudi Arabia will be coming to an end and will be punished by the reviving beast as God will ordain it (Revelation 17:17). It was Saudi Arabia that sparked anti-Semitism from the advent of Islam until now. Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) despite that it will no longer see Israel as a threat and while it stands by when Turkey invades Israel (Ezekiel 38), it will eventually be demolished by Iran (see Elam in Isaiah 21) and Mecca and Medina will go up in flames (Isaiah 34).

Zechariah 9 confirms the final battle between Israel and Yavan (often translated as Greece), which is Asia Minor (see Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible commentary). Messiah will head to that direction of Turkey (v14) and defeat it and victory will be to The Lord.

Turkey in Asia Minor cannot be ignored; it was the center of the Grecian Kingdom, the cradle of Christianity with its Seven Churches, as well as it was the eastern leg of the Roman Empire. It sits as a hub between East and West and plays the number one candidate in peace negotiations in the region. When it comes to animosity towards Israel and the Church, Turkey is the epicenter with more Christian blood on its hands then any other nation on earth.