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August 18, 2022   •   

NBA Center’s Interfaith Basketball Camp in Jerusalem

Enes Kanter Freedom holds a clinic in basketball and mutual understanding

May 25, 2022   •   

A Haven for Early Christians Discovered

As many as 70,000 ancient Christians and Jews sought refuge in a hidden underground city in Turkey in the second and third centuries.

June 25, 2020   •   

Does Turkey’s New System for Changing Religious Affiliation Online Presage a More Tolerant Religious Atmosphere?

Turkey has launched an “ e-Government Gateway ” system. Does this offer new opportunities for discrimination?

October 24, 2018   •   

Pastor Brunson Safely Home in America After Two Years of Prison in Turkey

Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, who served a small Evangelical Presbyterian congregation in Izmir, Turkey, for 23 years, is back in the U.S. after more than two years in prison.

May 28, 2018   •   

Ambassador Sam Brownback Interviewed on the Fate of Pastor Brunson

Interview on CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) with U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback on the government’s views on the imprisonment of Rev. Andrew Brunson.

March 29, 2018   •   

American Pastor, Jailed in Turkey, Now to Stand Trial

A Presbyterian pastor from North Carolina faces up to 35 years in Turkish prison for charges he asserts are untrue. Rev. Andrew Brunson, who has led a small congregation in Izmir, Turkey, for the past two decades, was arrested in October 2016 and held without charges.

August 5, 2017   •   

Syriac Christian Properties Expropriated by Turkish Government

Some 100 Syriac Christian properties including monasteries, churches and cemeteries have been liquidated and transferred to the Treasury: Two functioning monasteries and lands adjacent to the 4th-century Mor Gabriel Monastery belonging to Turkey’s oldest indigenous culture.