US Pastor Jailed In Turkey Publishes Worship Song

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- An American pastor jailed in Turkey on controversial security charges has published a song to raise awareness about his unrelenting faith in Jesus Christ, his wife and friends say.

Turkey Reviews Sentences For Suspected Killers Of Missionaries

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Turkey say they need prayers as a court is reviewing sentences handed down last year over the killing of three Christian missionaries in eastern Turkey in April 2007.

BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Man Charged In Murder Bishop

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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.

Turkey Christians Remember Murdered Evangelicals Amid Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife News Center TURKEY-VATICAN-POPE-CATHOLICS ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Turkey were observing Thursday, April 18, the sixth anniversary of  the murders of three evangelical Christians in the Turkish city of Malatya, amid concerns about death threats against a legal counsel of the victims' families.

Christians Flee North-East Syria As Fighting Continues

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DAMASCUS/ANKARA (BosNewsLife)-- Tens of thousands of panicked-stricken people, many of them Christians, are seen fleeing north-east Syria...

Syrian Christians Pray As Turkey’s Invasion Continues

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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...

Turkey Christians Urge Prayers For Jailed US Pastor

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By BosNewsLife News Center ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)--Christians in Turkey have urged prayers for an imprisoned American pastor after Turkey's president linked his release to the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of instigating last year’s failed coup attempt, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Turkey Uncovers Al-Qaida Plot To Bomb Churches

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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.    

Turkey Court Rejects Release US Pastor Despite Sanctions Threat

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By BosNewsLife News Center ANKARA, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for American pastor Andrew Craig Brunson to be released from house arrest while being tried on terrorism charges. The announcement came shortly after President Tayyip Erdogan warned that Turkey would “go its own way” if U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions over Ankara's refusal to free the pastor.

NEWS WATCH: Turkey Demands Hungary’s Help for EU Membership

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary says it supports Turkey's efforts to join the European Union and that it will try to push Turkey's case when it assumes the bloc's rotating presidency next year. The announcement comes despite EU concerns over the treatment of the Christian minority and other controversies in the country.  Turkey's chief negotiator for talks with the European Union, Egemen Bagis, urged Hungary on Wednesday, October 27, to use its influence on Turkey's behalf.