Turkey Uncovers Al-Qaida Plot To Bomb Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected members of terror group al-Qaida faced additional charges Saturday, December 10, including planning to bomb churches in the capital Ankara, Turkish media reported.    

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.

Critics Doubt Turkey’s Pledge To Return Church Properties

By BosNewsLife News Center
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Turkey's government has pledged to return hundreds of properties confiscated from the country's Christian and Jewish minorities, but critics say the decree does not go far enough.

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.

NEWS ALERT: Turkey Jails Officers Over Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court on Monday, March 21, ordered five military officers and two civilians jailed as part of an investigation into the 2007 killings of three Christians at a Bible-publishing house.  

NEWS WATCH: Turkey Demands Hungary’s Help for EU Membership

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it supports Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and that it will try to push Turkey's case when it assumes the bloc's rotating presidency next year. The announcement comes despite EU concerns over the treatment of the Christian minority and other controversies in the country.  Turkey's chief negotiator for talks with the European Union, Egemen Bagis, urged Hungary on Wednesday, October 27, to use its influence on Turkey's behalf.

Christians in Turkey Acquitted of ‘Insulting Turkishness’

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent ISTANBUL,TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Two Turkish Christians were free Tuesday, October 26, after they were acquitted on charges of insulting Turkey and its people by spreading Christianity following a long legal battle.

BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Man Charged In Murder Bishop

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service bishopISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court on Friday, June 4, charged a Turkish man with murdering a Roman Catholic bishop -- the latest in a series of violent attacks against the country's tiny Christian minority.

Armenia, Turkey Sign Landmark Accord Despite Tensions

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_turkey_armenia_190_eng_10oct09BUDAPEST/ISTANBUL/YEREVAN (BosNewsLife)-- The former Soviet republic of Armenia and Turkey have signed a historic accord on normalizing relations after a century of hostility.

Turkish Christians Fear Nationalism After Murder And Threat

By BosNewsLife News Center alman-turist-tinerci-tarafindan-bicaklandi-051ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Turkish Christians remain concerned about rising nationalism and hostility towards non-Muslims in Turkey, following the killing of a Christian businessman and the attack against an evangelist, BosNewsLife monitored Tuesday, August 11.

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