Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Three killed at Turkish Bible publishers -

"For many Turkish nationalists, Christian missionaries are seen as enemies of Turkey working to undermine its political and religious institutions.

The government and other officials in Turkey have criticized Christian missionary work while the European Union, which Turkey hopes to join, has called for more freedom for the tiny Christian minority."

"We would like a government campaign to get rid of the myths, such as that missionaries are trying to divide the country, these are the things which feed such acts," said Carlos Madrigal, an evangelical pastor who knew the victims and said they were also evangelical protestants.

"In some ways the situation has improved because we have got legal rights ... but there are parts of society which have become radicalized," Madrigal, whose Istanbul church has police protection since the Dink murder, told Reuters."
Three killed at Turkish Bible publishers -

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