Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians

    Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—mostly Armenians but also Assyrians and Greeks—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I. Then, in an attempt to wipe out as many Christians as possible, the Turks massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000Continue reading “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians”

Turkey expulsion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Turkey Deports Another Foreign Christian Pastor Religious Freedom Continues to Erode in Turkey Through the Deportation of Religious Minorities 05/09/2019 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 9, 2019, a foreign Christian pastor was deported from Turkey without official reason.  Mike Platt (beard) and family MikeContinue reading “Turkey expulsion”

Christians in Turkey

  “Their nation views them as traitors. They are Turks who love their country and their families. But that love is constantly questioned by a government which perpetuates the myth that Turks can only be Muslim.” More from International Christian Concern magazine (recommended) Over the last millennia, extremist Islamic influence has eroded Turkey’s relationshipContinue reading “Christians in Turkey”

Another American Missionary in Turkey targeted.

This past Saturday I was arrested by the police during a routine ID check at the Ankara train station. I had arrived to speak at a youth event, and then to preach at the international church the following day. Others filled in and so that wasn’t a problem, though it did cause a lot ofContinue reading “Another American Missionary in Turkey targeted.”

Pastor Andrew Brunson released-PTL!

American Pastor Andrew Brunson Released by Turkish Government Imprisoned Pastor Set to Return to US as Early as Saturday Morning10/12/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on October 12, 2018, Turkish courts released American pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest. In court on Friday, Brunson was convicted of aContinue reading “Pastor Andrew Brunson released-PTL!”

America ups the ante over Pastor Brunson’s detention

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
(World Watch Monitor) The American Charge d’Affaires in Ankara has said that Turkey’s continued detention of pastor Andrew Brunson on spying and terrorism-related charges is impeding US-Turkish relations. Philip Kosnett said there is a “strong sense of unity in Congress between Republicans and Democrats” on the need for…

Brunson’s trial highlights Turkey’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ tactic

Originally posted on VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED:
A photo of the Rev. Andrew Brunson during his time in prison. Photo courtesy of World Witness (World Watch Monitor) On the eve of jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson’s second court hearing in Turkey, growing international comment has focused on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s transparent “hostage diplomacy”…