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.

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.

Turkey Christians Fear No Justice For Killers Of Publishers

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 1christianmartyrs002ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Turkish Christians fear those responsible for murdering three Christian publishers will not face justice and that authorities will be unable to tackle “structural injustice” towards the country's Christian minority, trial observers said.

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 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.

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.  

TURKEY WATCH: Turkey Textbook Encourages Discrimination Of Christians, Churches Claim

By BosNewsLife News Center 42-16335853ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Protestant churches in Turkey condemned Friday, December 12, the introduction of a school book by the Ministry of Education, which they say encourages discrimination of minority Christians, despite Western concerns over increased violence against the country's non-Muslims.

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.

Lawyer Prosecuted Turkish Christians Plans European Court Case

By BosNewsLife News Center echr1ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer of two Turkish Christians on trial for "insulting Turkishness” plans to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights after they were fined for taking "illegal" church offerings, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday March 28.

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.

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