TURKEY WATCH: Uncertainty Over Future World’s Oldest Monastery

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty Wednesday, December 3, over the future of the world's oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in eastern Turkey, as local authorities and villagers have demanded part of its properties, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife Wednesday, December 3.

Turkish Memorial Services For Murdered Christians Amid New Attack

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Memorial services were held in Turkey Wednesday, April 18, for three Christian workers who exactly five years ago were murdered in the Turkish southeastern city of Malatya amid reports of a new attack during Easte

Turkey Sends US Pastor To Prison On “Terrorism” Charges

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of an American pastor who has been detained for more than two months in Turkey has asked for prayers after her husband was reportedly sent to prison on terrorism related charges.

Turkey Convicts Murderer Of Turkish Armenian Journalist

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Istanbul has sentenced the main suspect in the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink to 22 years imprisonment.

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Calls Mass Killings Armenians ‘First Genocide’ Of 20th Century

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife VATICAN CITY, VATICAN (BosNewsLife)-- In historic remarks Pope Francis marked the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of mainly Christian Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century," a move that was expected to provoke anger in Turkey.

NEWS WATCH: Nine Killed, Dozens Injured In Netherlands’ Plane Crash; Turkish Airlines ‘Unsafe’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam ap-turkish-airliner-crash-netherlands-190eng25feb09AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife) -- A Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard crashed into a field in light fog while trying to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, February 25, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, an area official said.

Turkey’s Evangelical Churches Receive Death Threats From Islamic State

By BosNewsLife News Center Erdogan3ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- At least 20 evangelical churches in Turkey have reportedly received death threats from the Turkish branch of terror group Islamic State. The messages, sent to church members via social media website Facebook, email and mobile phone texts, include "upsetting videos and pictures", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Evangelicals Support Turkey’s Earthquake Victims; Ancient Church Reopened

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited earthquake victims in eastern Turkey Saturday, November 12, where evangelical Christians and Armenians are among those helping survivors of two deadly quakes in this predominantly Muslim area.

Perilous Future For Turkey’s Christians After Murders Anniversary

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent reporting from Turkey malayta-victims-300x156ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The recent eight anniversary of the torture and slaying of three men at a Turkish Christian publishing house – for which no one has ever been convicted - has raised questions about the future for Christianity within Turkey, commentators say.

Language of Jesus Under Attack (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist church ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Attacks on an ancient Syriac church in Turkey constitute another blow to Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke. The World Council of Arameans says fighting in late-January between the Turkish army and Kurdish militia groups in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir has caused "many deaths" and extensive damage.

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