Turkey to Build First-Ever Church in Its Modern Republic

Work on the first-ever church to be built in the modern Republic of Turkey will start next month.

Construction on the church will take about two years, according to The Christian Post.

The church is expected to serve Syriac Orthodox Christians. The church’s capacity is about 700 people. There are some 17,000 Syriac Orthodox Christians living in Istanbul.

“We’re proud of living under the Turkish flag in this land,” said Yusuf Cetin, the Syriac Orthodox Church’s metropolitan for Istanbul and Ankara.

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Source: Christian Headlines