Tag: Turkey

Pastor Andrew Brunson transferred to house arrest
Middle East

Pastor Andrew Brunson transferred to house arrest

Originally published in Christian Today An American pastor who has been detained in Turkey for nearly two years on terrorism charges, straining ties between Ankara and Washington, has been transferred from jail to house arrest, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Wednesday July 18 2018. The report came one week after […]

Malatya massacre’s widow awaiting Turkish citizenship
Europe

Malatya massacre’s widow awaiting Turkish citizenship

Suzanne Geske, the widow of Tillmann Geske, who was killed in the 2007 Malatya Zirve Publishing House massacre, has applied for Turkish citizenship a second time after first being refused a passport. Geske told the Hürriyet Daily News that she made the second application 10 months but had yet to […]

Middle East

Judicial ‘scandal’ clouds Turkey murder trial

Originally published in Baptist Press A cloud has been cast on the Turkish courtroom where proceedings began Sept. 3 against 19 suspects in the murder of three Christians in 2007. At issue: Both prosecutors and two of the three judges were replaced Sept. 1. Of particular shock was the removal […]

Perpetrators of Turkey’s ‘Malatya Massacre’ put on trial
Global

Perpetrators of Turkey’s ‘Malatya Massacre’ put on trial

Military officials accused of masterminding attack, manipulating investigation By Open Doors News Nineteen suspects accused of inciting the brutal 2007 murders of three Christians in eastern Turkey went on trial before Malatya’s Third Criminal Court in early September. With the court’s acceptance in June of a third indictment in the […]