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No Religious Freedom in Turkey: Christian Monastery dispossessed

Dayro d-Mor Gabriel (The Monastery of St. Gabriel), founded in 397, is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey, the motherland … Continue reading

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Hagia Sophia to be opened for Christians?

ISAM HEAD: “OPEN HAGIA SOPHIA TO MUSLIMS ON WEEKDAYS AND CHRISTIANS ON SUNDAYS” The historic Hagia Sophia museum, which previously served as a Byzantine church and then an Ottoman mosque, could be opened to Muslim worshippers on weekdays and to … Continue reading

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Good signs for Christians from the Republic of Turkey

(Dear Readers, after having raised some controversy regarding Islam, I am glad that I can report some positive news, before I change the topic.) Turkey, with 98% of its population Muslim, is the only Muslim country without a state religion. … Continue reading

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