ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) -- The Turkish government has made a historic U-turn in state policy, issuing an official decree inviting Turkey's Christian and Jewish communities to reclaim their long-confiscated religious properties.
ANKARA, Turkey (BP)--Days after his release from a month of interrogations and torture under secret police custody, Iranian Christian Mohsen Namvar has fled across the border into Turkey with his family.
MALATYA, Turkey (BP)--On the opening day of a trial of five young Turkish men accused of torturing and killing three Christians in April, attorneys for the bereft families accused prosecutors of "sloppy" investigations that focused on the religious activities of the victims rather than the crime itself.
ISTANBUL (BP)--In a bizarre twist in the criminal prosecution of two Turkish Christians for "insulting Turkish identity," an administrative district authority in Istanbul has ordered the converts from Islam fined for "illegal collection of funds."
ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP)--A criminal trial against two Turkish Christians accused of “insulting Turkishness” and inciting hatred against Islam grabbed national media coverage as religious tensions mounted before the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, who arrived in the country Nov. 28.