Turkey Muslims

  • October 19, 2013

    Many uncertain – and as yet unanswerable – questions prey on commentators' minds about Turkey today. Can it indeed play a constructive global (read: stabilising) role in the Middle East and North Africa region or is it merely a spoiler at best and a bully at worst? Ekklesia associate and regional expert Dr Harry Hagopian explores the issues around and behind Turkey's current situation.

  • October 23, 2010

    A Turkish government adviser has said that Christians and Muslims should be allowed to worship again in Istanbul's Hagia Sophia basilica.

  • May 27, 2010

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has welcomed a Turkish government decree providing better protection for non-Muslim religious minorities in Turkey.

  • January 16, 2010

    Pope Benedict XVI has called for the Catholic Church to be given legal recognition in Muslim-majority but politically secular Turkey, which has faced criticism of its treatment of religious minorities as it seeks to become a member of the EU.

  • April 28, 2007

    The murder of three Christian Bible workers in Turkey has brought condemnations from all sides, including Muslims, and a statement from a European church leader that "witness to God is incompatible with the use of violence."