Our Prophet (saas) said that Syria would become Turkey’s foe in the End Times
Notice what is said in “The Portents of the Mahdi of the End Times” by Jalaladdin Suyuti and interpreted by Ali ibn Husamaddin Al-Muttaqi.
It is said, “Sufyan is ruined after he defeats Muslims twice.” “Sufyan is in Shaam.” He is in Syria. It is said, “He is the son of the liver-eater.” There is an explicit explanation of the current regime, but it is said that he defeats Muslims several times and only then he is ruined. That is in the hadith it is said that he will definitely be defeated yet not before defeating Muslims several times. In the hadith, it is said that ultimately Sufyan will be ruined. “After Sufyan wages a war against Turks, the task of eliminating him rests with the Mahdi.” Only Mahdi can stop the Sufyan. This means that the incidents in Shaam will proceed. This is what we understand from the hadith. Yet look at the Turks, how many nations are there in the world, right? It is said that Turks, Turkey, would be the enemy of Syria. This is very clear. The number of states surrounding [Syria] are countless. Our Prophet (saas) says that none of them is the enemy but Turks, Turkey. It is said that it is Turkey against which Syria turns. Notice that it is said, “Once Sufyan makes war against Turks, the task of eliminating him rests with the Mahdi.” This means that right now Sufyan is waging a struggle against Turks, Turkey. This is the truth.
“Mahdi sends its first community to Turk.” What does this mean? He makes his struggle in Turkey, right? That is very clear. “Mahdi sends its first community to Turk.” That is, he carries out its duty in Turkey. And he helps Turks; this means that he appears from Turkey and Syria will also plague Turks. It is again explained that this struggle of Turkey will continue for a long time, that Muslims will be defeated but ultimately Sufyan will die in the hands of Hazrat Mahdi (as). This means that Mahdi will form a community of Muslims, he will gather Muslims and thus Sufyan will be defeated. That is the regime in Syria.