A bipartisan group of 54 US senators sent a letter to President Biden regarding human rights concerns in Turkey. These include jailing journalists and purging independent judges.
The letter mentions the Armenian Genocide from 1915-1917. But it also highlights atrocities towards Armenians during the recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. To this day, Turkey continues to deny the Armenian Genocide.
Vincent Michael of FMI explains the situation in Turkey. “For many years, Turkey has looked with kind of stars in their eyes toward Europe. Since the days of World War Two, it has wanted to be more a part of Europe. But with this most recent president, it’s really taken a shift back towards being a strongly Islamic nation. And not just Islamic inside of Turkey, but a leader in the Islamic world. This has caused Turkey to really trend in a direction that would be out of step with the rest of the European countries. Lots of abuses towards ethnic minorities, religious minorities.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray God would strengthen Turkish Christians as they minister in a context that is increasingly hostile to Jesus.