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.

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.

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.

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 Militants Vandalize Christian Bookshop

BosNewsLife News Center popeturkey1ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Christian workers in southern Turkey faced a tense day Friday, February 20, after their bookshop was vandalized for the second time in a week by suspected Muslim militants, Christians said.

Turkey Detains Two New Suspects Over Murders Missionaries

BosNewsLife News Center images2ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Two new suspects were behind bars Friday, February 13, for their alleged involvement in torture-murders of three Christian missionaries in the city of Malatya, in 2007.

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 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.

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