Skip to comments.Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them 'state property'
Posted on 04/24/2016 4:44:16 AM PDT by ghosthost
TURKEY'S Islamist government has stepped up its war on Christianity by seizing all the churches in one city and declaring them state property. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement.
The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens.
Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of which is over 1,700 years old.
(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...
"..- in a country with a dire human rights record where about 98 percent of the population is Muslim.
On the other had, the other day Putin threatened to take back Constantinople.
What an upside down world. Once again I find myself loathing a NATO “ally”, and admiring NATO’s “enemy”.
Battling for the capitol of the caliphate, Take away the oil and they will be eating dirt like in the past
What is Barack Hussein Obama going to do about it?
[snip] As of 2015, there are two Assyrian Churches, and 3 Armenian churches in at least periodic operation. three other churches are in ruins, all Armenian. one outside Sur district, one in it, and one in the citadel that is now part of a museum complex. No longer a residential bishopric, Amida is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see. [/snip]
[snip] Famous churches include:
- St. Giragos Armenian Church — first built in 1519, the current structure is from 1883, and was recently restored after a long period of disuse.
- The Syriac Orthodox Church of Our Lady... was first constructed as a pagan temple in the 1st century BCE. The current construction dates back to the 3rd century, has been restored many times, and is still in use as a place of worship today.
- Mar Petyun (St. Anthony) Catholic Chaldean Church, built in 1681.
- There are a few other churches in the city [/snip]
Genocide: In 1915 the Turks set in motion a plan to massacre 1.5 million Armenians. http://www.history.com/topics/armenian-genocide
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Get Turkey out of NATO.
In a swift response, President Trump seizes Mosques in Dearborn, Raleigh, and Boston. Reminds Americans he was for eminent domain......for a reason.
FREE CONSTANTINOPLE! RECOVER THE HAGIA SOFIA!
But he has built a 100,000 mosque in America? Islam is taking over the world and they have no tolerance for any other religion. http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/turkey-stakes-claim-america-100-million-mega-mosque
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