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Christian clerics alarmed at growing threats, persecution in Turkey
Hürriyet Daily News ^ | April 10 2012 | Vercihan Zifliolu

Posted on 04/10/2012 9:03:06 PM PDT by george76

In the wake of an attack against an Istanbul Protestant Pastor, Christian Clerics in Turkey say they feel alarmed at the accelerating number of such incidents and even hesitate to open their doors to people.

Attack on Easter ...

They forced the door open and said they were going to kill me unless I recited the ‘Kelime-i ahadet’ [Islamic confession of faith].


Pastor Orhan Picaklar of the Agape Protestant Church in the Black Sea province of Samsun also said he has been living with a personal escort 24 hours a day for the past four years, since a plot to assassinate him first came to light. “Police [officers] keep watch at the door during mass; the believers are afraid to enter the church due to the threat to their lives,”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christian; turkey

1 posted on 04/10/2012 9:03:10 PM PDT by george76
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To: F15Eagle
Turkey is in Bible prophecy......They’re in a land of overwhelming islam.

Exactly...and further their clerics are preaching that a Turkey-Islamic Union will be the salvation of the entire Islamic world and enshrine a moral superior race.

Turkey said a year or so ago they were doubling their army... At that time Turkey's army was larger than France, Germany and England combined...... yet the press here was silent about that public astounding announcement... since Turkey has the largest army in the Middle East... the second-largest army in NATO, second only to the United States.

.....They have worked steadily to reinforce their alliances with Iran and Syria as well.... while significantly cooling their relationship with Israel and the United States as we've seen.

Interesting is that despite this the Obama administration sold the Turkish Air Force 100 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets....yet Turkey already manufactures it's own F-16s.

So Christians there are going to continue to be in a world of hurt....and in time many will loose their life.

3 posted on 04/10/2012 9:46:22 PM PDT by caww
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