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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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