Turkey Government Seizes Churches

22 April 2016
Hagia Sophia Church Istanbul, Turkey

The Turkish government has taken control of 6 churches in the city of Diyarbakir. The Turkish government claim this on going church seizure is to allow it to rebuild the cities holy centre. Many Christians now have no church to gather at as they have been barred from their buildings. Is freedom of religious expression at risk in Turkey in what is supposed to be a secular nation. Muslims make up 96-98% of the population, in which Christianity is a minority religion.

There has not been any extended cover of this news. Which is surprising as Turkey has a long history of wanting to join the EU and gift its citizens boundless EU travel as enjoyed by member states. 

Please pray for Turkey's Christian population.

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