By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST/ISTANBUL/YEREVAN (BosNewsLife)-- The former Soviet republic of Armenia and Turkey have signed a historic accord on normalizing relations after a century of hostility.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISTANBUL, 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Amsterdam AMSTERDAM, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, 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.
By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, 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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service ISTANBUL, 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.