Petition to Close Churches in SE Turkey

11/06/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – According to local Turkish News, an unnamed person from the Sur district of the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir filed a petition to the National Assembly claiming that “protestant churches and associations were carrying out missionary

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School Starts in Turkey, Genocide Implications Linger

09/22/2019 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – As the Turkish school year starts, a new media report indicates that there are less than 300 Greek students attending the 7 remaining orthodox schools left in the country. This is a tragic reminder of

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A Slow Strangulation: Turkey’s Disappearing Christian Leadership

08/15/2019 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – A melody is slowly quieting in Turkey. For centuries, the soft chanting of psalms flowed across churches flooded with worshipers. They knelt in prayer, their petitions floating like the incense which enveloped them. Candles were lit

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Pastor Andrew Brunson Returns to U.S. Following Release

10/15/2018 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Pastor Andrew Brunson was finally returned to the U.S. after two years of imprisonment in Turkey. The freed pastor from North Carolina called Turkey his home for the past two decades where he pastored a

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Turkey: Day of prayer called for 18th April

Protestant church leaders in Turkey have called for a day of prayer for Turkey tomorrow (18th April). While this date has been designated as a global day of prayer for Turkey since 2009, tomorrow’s day of prayer comes at a

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Turkish Christians in Paris

It is Friday again and Marna and I are looking forward to meet up with our Turkish Bible study group. Karam* and Ismael* has been a real source of blessing for us lately. They made Jesus the Lord and Master

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Deportation Orders and Hate Speech Towards Christians in Turkey on the Rise.

Churches are facing and increase in serious threats in Turkey, where hate speech against Christians in social and conventional media has increased and Church leaders are being deported, according to the country’s Association of Protestant Churches. https://pray.interserve.org/growing-pressure-against-turkish-christians/ The findings come

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