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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Pray for Turkey.

Two attackers, a policeman and a court worker have been killed in a car bomb and gun assault on a courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir, according to state media say. Officials are blaming Kurdish militants for the attack,

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Growing Pressure Against Turkish Christians

A recent report on Turkey by the European Commission has highlighted the ongoing persecution of Christians in 2016, stating that, “Hate speech and hate crimes against Christians and Jews continued to be repeatedly reported.” Typical incidents recorded by churches include

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Turkish Crack Down on Christian Mission Activity.

On 7th October, Turkish authorities arrested the pastor of a church in Izmir, along with his wife, and detained the couple on the grounds that they were “threatening national security”. The pastor, a US citizen, is expected to be deported

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Turkish Crackdown Continues.

The deputy prime minister of Turkey revealed on Monday that Turkish authorities have dismissed nearly 28,000 teachers in connection with an alleged link to terrorism. The dismissals are part of an ongoing inquiry and seeming purge of civil servants in

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From ISIL Spy to Jesus Follower.

Several years ago, when ISIL threatened him and his family, Pastor Ghassan Thomas fled Baghdad and went to Turkey, where he started a church to reach out to other refugees. However, one day, the ISIL sent a spy into his

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