Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Muslims Converting Christianity of Other Religious Origins

"The weekly news magazine Aksiyon in its latest issue drew attention to a subject that to date has not come to the agenda, "Converted Christian Turks". According to the article, thousands of "house churches" have opened across Anatolia and tens of thousands of Turkish youths have converted to Christianity.

However, Aksiyon's article indicated that the reality is very different. The article indicates that hundreds of Turkish Citizens who have Turkish names and therefore for many years have been assumed to be Muslims have recently returned to their former religions and names."

"According to research conducted into those who converted to Christianity, the conversions mostly take place in Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Adiyaman, Batman, Sivas, Tunceli, and Malatya."


No comments: