Christian Church Targeted in Turkey

Country: Turkey

Date of incident: March 4, 2012

On Sunday, March 4, police notified the pastor of Samsun Agape Church that someone had attacked the church building. The attacker kicked in the church door to get inside. He also damaged the church sign before being detained by police and a neighbor.

Several policemen were injured in a struggle with the attacker. Christians in Turkey are often perceived as traitors and supporters of the West. “These types of incidents discourage new believers and drive them to fear,” the pastor said.

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