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January 16, 2022
“The strikes often target civilian populations and disproportionately affect Christian villages throughout the region.” Even before this...
December 14, 2021
The Theological School of Halki was forcibly closed down by Turkish authorities in 1971. Since its closure, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has had to...
November 22, 2021
After years of strife, by 2014 it was reported that 90% of the Orthodox Christians of Iraq had been displaced. Most of them are still refugees and...
November 17, 2021
MP Garo Paylan’s motion was important, and has immense implications. The Turkish government has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for the minority...
November 8, 2021
This discussion is urgently needed. The conversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque, followed closely by the conversion of the historic monastery of Chora...
October 20, 2021
The Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage has been returned to the Ecumenical Patriarchate by the Turkish government after a ruling from the European...
October 12, 2021
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has taken official notice of this Turkish military activity that threatens...
September 16, 2021
Since 1974, the occupation regime has been pursuing a policy of pillage, destruction and desecration of the cultural heritage of Cyprus; this has led...
September 2, 2021
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has taken official notice of this Turkish military activity that threatens...
September 1, 2021
The desecration of the graves in this Christian cemetery in Van demonstrates the same contempt for the Christian history and heritage of Asia Minor...
July 19, 2021
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has taken official notice of this Turkish military activity that threatens...
July 5, 2021
MP Garo Paylan’s questions below are important, and have wider implications than simply this one incident. The damage that has been done to...
June 22, 2021
The fact that the torture and murder of Zafir Pinaris was not classified as a hate crime is yet another manifestation of the Turkish...
June 20, 2021
The Turkish government has repeatedly demonstrated contempt for the Christian community of Asia Minor, in the conversion of Hagia Sophia and the...
June 4, 2021
On May 28, ChristianPersecution.com reported on the Turkish bombing of the Christian village of Miska in Iraq. This was not the first time that...
May 28, 2021
Christians have all too often become the victims of Turkish military actions in Iraq. These actions displaced 2,000 Christian families and emptied 25...
May 20, 2021
This summary article refers to the genocide of Armenian and Chaldean Assyrian Christians; the Ottoman government and the successor Turkish state...
May 15, 2021
The desecration of Marta Shimoni Church in Turkey’s village of Mehr demonstrates the same contempt for the Christian history and heritage of Asia...
May 11, 2021
Christians have become the victims of Turkish military actions in Iraq. These actions, which have displaced 2,000 Christian families and emptied 25...
May 2, 2021
Catholicos Aram I said, “This is the time that we move from the stage of [Genocide] recognition to reparation.” In this lawsuit, the Armenian...