ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – While protests in Turkey against the destruction of Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park have grabbed international headlines, the conflict is only a small part of a wider government campaign to transform public areas and non-Muslim holy sites into Islamic spaces – including what was once the world’s largest church building. This spring […]
Mosques multiply across country as government mulls turning iconic sites into Muslim symbols.
Pastor, congregation undaunted after harrowing reminder of religio-political realities in Turkey.
IZMIT, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Pastor Emre Karaali beams as he discusses the number of first-time visitors at his church’s Easter service – less than three months after a foiled plot to assassinate him that involved two visitors who pretended to be church members for a year. Police have released all but one of the […]
Two of 14 suspects became regulars at church.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – Police in Turkey arrested 14 people for planning to assassinate a pastor in Izmit, 62 miles (100 kilometers) east of Istanbul, during an evangelistic event this week. Of the 14 suspects, two attended the church for a year claiming to be Christians, said the target of the plot, pastor Emre […]
Christian communities under attack in the region.
(Morning Star News) When Iran’s holocaust-denying President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaims, “Israel must be wiped off the map,” the United States rightly takes the threat of genocide seriously. President Obama, like his predecessor, is committed to preventing the eradication of the people of Israel. Conservative U.S. Christian leadership, as reflected by Christians United for Israel, has […]