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From our CEO: February 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

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Muslim Convert Framed and Forced to Flee

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

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Mahrous’s story

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

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A Church in Every City

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

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Christian Camp Embraces Children in Turkey

Most Turks are proudly Muslim and hold the faith as a core part of their nationalist identity, even if they aren’t devout. Christians are heavily persecuted by their families, neighbours and employers. Though freedom of religion is legally protected, the laws are not enforced. Christian

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TURKEY: New Regulations to Affect Christians

Following the June election, the president issued several decrees that will affect Christians in Turkey. According to a Turkish pastor, meetings in homes are now illegal. Though the law may be intended to hinder Islamic sectarian meetings, it will definitely hinder Christians meeting as well.

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TURKEY: Pastor Andrew Brunson Sent Back to Jail

American pastor Andrew Brunson’s hopes of being released from jail in Turkey have been dashed yet again. Yesterday, a judge ordered Pastor Andrew to remain behind bars, despite intense international lobbying raising hopes he would be freed. Turkey has just declared an end to the

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TURKEY: Nine Years after Malatya Murders

Nine years after the torture and killing of three Christians in 2007, a civil court in Turkey has ruled that the Turkish government failed in its duty to protect them. On 18 April 2007, Uğur Yüksel, Necati Aydin and Tilmann Geske were murdered at the

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TURKEY: Death Threats Target Protestants

Fifteen Turkish Protestant congregations and their leaders have been targeted since 27 August by a strident campaign of death threats sent to their Facebook, email, websites and mobile phones. The threats followed the style and jargon typically used by Islamic State (IS), vowing to kill,

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