Turkey Frees US Evangelist But Deportation Threat Remains

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos,

evangelistISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- American evangelist David Byle, who faces deportation from Turkey for "endangering public order”, has thanked his supporters for their prayers after he was unexpectedly released.

Turkey’s Evangelical Churches Receive Death Threats From Islamic State

By BosNewsLife News Center Erdogan3ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- At least 20 evangelical churches in Turkey have reportedly received death threats from the Turkish branch of terror group Islamic State. The messages, sent to church members via social media website Facebook, email and mobile phone texts, include "upsetting videos and pictures", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Turkey Militants Vandalize Christian Bookshop

BosNewsLife News Center popeturkey1ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Christian workers in southern Turkey faced a tense day Friday, February 20, after their bookshop was vandalized for the second time in a week by suspected Muslim militants, Christians said.

TURKEY WATCH: Turkey Textbook Encourages Discrimination Of Christians, Churches Claim

By BosNewsLife News Center 42-16335853ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Protestant churches in Turkey condemned Friday, December 12, the introduction of a school book by the Ministry of Education, which they say encourages discrimination of minority Christians, despite Western concerns over increased violence against the country's non-Muslims.

NEWS ALERT: Turkey Jails Officers Over Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court on Monday, March 21, ordered five military officers and two civilians jailed as part of an investigation into the 2007 killings of three Christians at a Bible-publishing house.  

BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Man Charged In Murder Bishop

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service bishopISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court on Friday, June 4, charged a Turkish man with murdering a Roman Catholic bishop -- the latest in a series of violent attacks against the country's tiny Christian minority.

US Pastor Released By Turkey Prays With President Trump

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL (BosNewsLife)-- After two years of detention, an American pastor was freed in Turkey and flown to the United States where he prayed with President Donald Trump who welcomed him at the White House.

Christians in Turkey Acquitted of ‘Insulting Turkishness’

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent ISTANBUL,TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Two Turkish Christians were free Tuesday, October 26, after they were acquitted on charges of insulting Turkey and its people by spreading Christianity following a long legal battle.

Turkey Uncovers Al-Qaida Plot To Bomb Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected members of terror group al-Qaida faced additional charges Saturday, December 10, including planning to bomb churches in the capital Ankara, Turkish media reported.    

Syrian Christians Pray As Turkey’s Invasion Continues

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISTANBUL/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)-- Turkey's Syrian Christians urged prayers on Friday, October 11, as Turkish forces pounded northeast Syria...