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Turkey: the state of things

A report on Turkey by the European Commission in November highlighted the ongoing persecution of Christians in 2016, stating that ‘hate speech and hate crimes against Christians and Jews continued to be repeatedly reported’.

Barnabas Fund

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The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Typical incidents recorded by churches include Islamic anti-Christian posters and graffiti being placed near church buildings, anonymous threats sent by text and email to pastors, as well as physical attacks. In many cases, no official action is taken by police.