With a Muslim population exceeding 97 percent of its total population, the Eurasian nation of Turkey has become a key target of international evangelism efforts. A democratic, secular state that claims full freedom of religion—albeit counterclaims of journalist intimidation and minority oppression—the nation’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia make it an important player in world politics. A small number of Roman Catholics, fewer Orthodox Christians, and still fewer Protestants live in Turkey. The nation contains several archaeological sites of Christian significance: Mount Ararat—the rumored location of Noah’s ark—Ephesus, and Antioch, among others.
- Vengeance Was Theirs: Armenia Honors Christian Assassins, Complicates Path to PeacePastors and professors reflect on the ethical dilemma of extrajudicial justice against Ottoman officials responsible for genocide, and on commemorating their killers today.
- Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2020Evidence of idol worship, evil kings, and Christian churches add to our understanding of the world of the Bible.简体中文繁體中文
- Turkish Christians Plead: Don’t Distribute Bibles After EarthquakeLocal believers and their Syrian colleagues serve Christians and Muslims alike in cooperative effort at relief aid.Français
- Antioch Has Always Survived Its Tragic History. What Will the Latest Earthquake Change?A city essential to the early church, Antakya has been all but reduced to rubble.
- Turkey Turns Another Historic Church into a MosqueLike the Hagia Sophia, the fourth-century Chora monastery in Istanbul was operating as a museum.
- Despite Drop in Deportations, Turkey Still Troubles ChristiansHate speech rises as evangelicals grow more prominent on social media, amid ongoing difficulties to train pastors and register churches.
- Free at Last: Andrew Brunson Released by Turkey After Two YearsAmerican pastor was imprisoned on false charges of terrorism.
- Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox ChristiansEfforts to unite Christianity’s branches bear fruit.
- Turkish and Syrian Christians Rally Relief After Earthquake Kills 20,000(UPDATED) As death tolls climb and with churches of all denominations destroyed, local believers race to the frontlines of emergency response.Português