Saturday, November 28, 2015

Upping the ante: Putin sanctions Turkey (Is Ezekiel 38 on Hold)?

In further escalation following downing of plane, Russia launches economic sanction package, banning organizations, imports, and workers.

In a new escalation of the growing tensions between Russia and Turkey after the latter shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border last week, President Vladimir Putin on Saturday launched an economic sanctions package against Ankara. The measures, which come after a Russian Su-24 jet was downed by Turkey, was revealed by the Kremlin press service on Saturday night.
The decree on "measures providing the national security of the Russian Federation and the protection of its citizens against criminal and other unlawful acts, and on imposing special economic measures in relation to Turkish Republic" was signed Saturday according to the press release. Several Turkish organizations operating in Russia will be banned by the new sanctions, and the import of certain goods from Turkey will be temporarily banned or restricted. (Read More)

Prophetic Note: In the Ezekiel 38, Gog of Magog, Bible prophecy Russia and Turkey are strong allies. Many Bible teachers believe that Ezekiel 38 is about to happen. However, Russia and Turkey are currently at odds with each other concerning Russia's military involvement in Syria.