Long Awaited Court Ruling for Turkish Christians.

Middle East Concern, along with Turkish Christians, have welcomed a positive court ruling in the long-running struggle for justice following the murder of three Christians in 2007. The Malatya Administrative Court has ruled that the Interior Ministry and the Malatya

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Syrian Christian Refugees Struggling in Turkey

 In the ancient town of Mardin, south Turkey, the sound of spoken Arabic rings out along the narrow alley behind Mardin’s Saint Shmuni Church. In a small home, just metres from the church, two Assyrian Christian women from Syria talk

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Syrian Refugee Children Missing Out of Education

In September 2014, the Turkish government adopted a policy that formally granted Syrian children access to public schools. However, according to the latest report by Human Rights Watch, around two-thirds of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not attending school.

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AKP Party in Turkey Wins Election Majority

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has won the critical parliamentary election held yesterday, regaining the majority it lost in the previous elections in June. With almost all ballots counted, state-run Anadolu Agency said AKP had won 49.4% of

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Turkish Elections On November 1st.

Today, Sunday 1st November, Turkey is heading into its second parliamentary election in five months. The election will take place in a highly charged atmosphere with escalating violence and financial volatility. The renewed conflict between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’

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Turkey Mourns Bomb Victims

Thousands of people have attended a rally in Ankara under heavy security to remember the people killed in twin bombings in the Turkish capital on Saturday. the death toll is thought to be at 95, though unofficial figures put it

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Death Threats for Turkish Protestants.

Over the past month, fifteen Turkish Protestant congregations and their leaders have been receiving death threats through their Facebook accounts, emails, websites and mobile telephones. The threats follow the style and jargon typically used by ISIL, vowing to kill, massacre

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Turkey Heading for New Elections

After weeks of fruitless coalition talks, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has formally given up trying to form the next government, paving the way for new elections, just months after June’s elections. According to the President’s office, the prime minister

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Assyrian Christians Call on NATO for a Ceasefire

Assyrian Christians in Syria have called for a ceasefire, amidst fears of an escalating conflict between Turkey and Kurdish groups. While both Christians and Kurds in Syria and Iraq face the existential threat from Islamic State (ISIL), Turkey’s long simmering

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