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.

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.

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.

Turkey Holiday shows Hope amid Persecution (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Covering the Christian persecution “beat” as a writer can be depressing. On a near-daily basis I receive newsletters from Christian groups such as Voice of the Martyrs and Barnabas Fund, and I scan the Internet regularly to check the latest developments. The news invariably seems to be bad, and getting worse. So it's refreshing to gain a different perspective.

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.

Turkey Threatens Deportation Of American Pastor

By BosNewsLife News Center   ChurchISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- An American evangelical pastor in Turkey faced uncertainty Thursday, October 9, after authorities reportedly cancelled his long-term residence permit and ordered his deportation.

NEWS ALERT: Turkey Court Frees Alleged Killers Of Missionaries

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife malayta-victimsISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A widow asked for prayers and rights activists expressed concern Saturday, May 8, after a Turkish court released suspects accused of torturing and murdering three Christian missionaries in 2007.

Turkey Christians Remember Murdered Evangelicals Amid Death Threats

By BosNewsLife News Center TURKEY-VATICAN-POPE-CATHOLICS ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Turkey were observing Thursday, April 18, the sixth anniversary of  the murders of three evangelical Christians in the Turkish city of Malatya, amid concerns about death threats against a legal counsel of the victims' families.

Turkey Lawyer In Christians Killing Case Facing Death Threats

By BosNewsLife News Center TurkeyVictimsISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A lawyer supporting relatives of three Christians killed in southeastern Turkey remained in life danger Friday, April 12, after receiving death threats, rights activists said.

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

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