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Monday, February 06, 2017
Turkey - Still Going There On Your Holidays?
– PRAY FOR END TO PASTOR’S PRISON
Pastor Andrew Brunson (left) has been behind bars in
western Turkey since October – because officials suspect he’s a ‘terrorist’. In
fact, he and his wife, Norine, love Turkey and have served its people for the
past 23 years.
that Andrew will be released immediately so that he and Norine can continue
their ministry at Izmir Resurrection Church.
nightmare began on October 7 when they were summoned to Turkey’s Interior
Ministry. They thought they were being called to a meeting to discuss their
application for permanent residency. Instead, they were arrested and
was released after two weeks but Andrew was charged with having links to the
Gulen movement which the Government blames for last year’s attempted coup. More
than 40,000 people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the failed
the past four years, at least 100 pastors serving in Turkey have reportedly been
denied visas or permits, and forced to leave. Several pastors have been accused
of being ‘a threat to national security’. Many fear the Turkish authorities are
taking advantage of current insecurity to clamp down on Christianity.
God to protect, encourage and strengthen Andrew. As a foreigner, the American
pastor has to apply to the Ministry of Justice for each family visit, while
Turkish prisoners are allowed such visits once a week. Pray that Andrew will be
that Andrew’s fellow inmates will be touched by his witness.
that Christians in Turkey will stand firm in their faith and not be discouraged
by the recent crackdown.
Please write to Turkey’s Minister of Interior, H E
Süleyman Soylu, asking for Andrew’s release, using the sample letter and contact
address given on this webpage.
Find out more about our ministry to Prisoners of
The Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey, Middle East