Turkey: Court rules gov't failed to protect Christians

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The Malatya Administrative Court ruled last week that the Turkish government was negligent in its duty to protect three Christians who were tortured and killed in 2007 and ordered it to pay one million lira ($333,980) in compensation for their families.

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Turkish textbooks encourage intolerance

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Theoretically, Turkey allows non-Muslims to be exempted from compulsory religious education if their religion is on record with the state. But parents have complained that some schools have refused to allow their children to be exempted.

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Turkey: Historic Protestant Church reopens

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One of the oldest churches in Turkey reopened this month.

According to AINA, a worship service was recently held in the 160-year-old Mardin Protestant Church after extensive restorations as the building had been left in ruins for 60 years.

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Germany: Muslims persecute Christian refugees

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A family that fled the violence in the Middle East only to to return to Iraq after being persecuted by Syrian Islamists in a refugee camp in Freising is just one example of how badly Christians are being treated by Muslims in Germany.

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Armenian Turks Convert back to Christianity

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Twelve Armenians who were baptized last month in Istanbul were among the many former Muslims who are now openly embracing Christ after their ancestors were forced to follow Islam during the Armenian and Assyrian genocides that killed millions of Christians one century ago.

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Turkey: Arson Attack at Bible Correspondence School

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An electrical fire in Istanbul's Bible Correspondence School on Dec. 7 is thought to have been from an arson attack after security cameras caught a man leaving the building just after the fire started, according to Barnabas Aid.

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Bakers Who Won't make "Gay" Cake May Face Legal Action

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A Christian bakery in Northern Ireland must pay compensation or face legal action after an equality commission declared that it was guilty of committing "unlawful religious, political and sexual orientation discrimination" for declining to bake a "gay" cake, according to Christian News.

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Sweden: Midwife Fired for Refusing to Perform Abortions

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A Scandinavian rights group has filed a lawsuit against the Swedish government on behalf of a Christian midwife who was fired for refusing to perform abortions, according to International Christian Concern.

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Turkey: Church Website Blocked as 'Porn'

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A Turkish legislator is demanding an investigation into why the website of a Turkish church was classified as pornography and blocked online from Turkey's Grand National Assembly, according to Morning Star News.

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