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Andrew Brunson case increased “hate speech” against Turkey’s Protestants, says church report

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World Watch Monitor Turkey’s high-profile criminal case against Protestant pastor Andrew Brunson has triggered a significant increase in public hate speech against the nation’s small Protestant community, creating what its church leaders last week called a “climate of insecurity” for its congregations and individual members. According to the Turkish Association of Protestant Churches’ annual human rights […]

Turkey returns confiscated Syriac church property deeds

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World Watch Monitor Syriac Orthodox Christians have welcomed the Turkish government’s return of 55 title deeds, representing nearly half of their ancient church properties in southeast Turkey, which had been confiscated by the state in recent years. Fifty of the official property deeds were delivered to the Syriacs’ 4th century Mor Gabriel Monastery near Midyat, […]