TURKEY: Entry Ban on Christian Workers
  • 23 May 2019

For years Turkey has placed restrictions on religious leadership training. As a result, many pastors in the country have been foreign nationals. However, new visa restrictions are now being placed on foreign religious workers entering the country. In early April, an American pastor (name withheld) had to travel to the United States for a family […]

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From our CEO: February 2019
  • 24 January 2019

In Turkey, both Christian children and new converts from Islam, must learn to deal with the likelihood that they will be persecuted for their faith in Jesus. The unimaginable pressure Christians face as they covertly practise their faith is often taxing on families. Equipping these vulnerable believers is a critical focus for Voice of the […]

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Muslim Convert Framed and Forced to Flee
  • 24 January 2019

Amin was a new Christian when he was forced to flee Iran after the company he worked for framed him and demanded he deny his faith. Amin and his wife Ghazal (both Muslim) were living and working in Iran when their life changed dramatically in just a few short months. Amin worked in construction and […]

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Mahrous’s story
  • 24 January 2019

Turks are expected to be Muslim – a conviction that’s fostered by the government in a ploy to consolidate power. Most are proudly Muslim and hold the faith as a core part of their nationalist identity, even if they aren’t devout. There are approximately 7,000 Turkish national evangelical Christians, most of whom are converts from […]

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A Church in Every City
  • 24 January 2019

Ninety-nine percent of Turkey’s 80 million citizens are Muslim, while a mere 7,000 are thought to be evangelical Christians. Among that tiny minority is a man named Baris Ozturk, who lost both his family and source of income when he left Islam and dedicated his life to sharing Jesus with the people of Turkey. It […]

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