Turkey backs down on closing Bursa’s only church

Turkey backs down on closing Bursa’s only church

Local Christians were given only 8 days to leave The local government of the northwestern Turkish city of Bursa ordered that its only church, which serves four congregations, be vacated by Friday (26 Feb.) before rescinding the order on Tuesday. Ismail Kulakcioglu,...
Turkey’s Protestants ‘anxious and distressed’

Turkey’s Protestants ‘anxious and distressed’

After a year filled with repeated threats and attacks against Protestant churches and their leaders in Turkey, the leader of their tiny Christian community has admitted that they remain “anxious and distressed”. In an interview with Al-Monitor, Pastor Ihsan Ozbek of...