Turkey: Court of Cassation upholds verdict in Malatya Zirve case

Turkey: Court of Cassation upholds verdict in Malatya Zirve case

The 16th Criminal Chamber of the Court of Cassation today upheld the verdict issued against the five perpetrators in the Malatya Zirve murder trial relating to the 2007 murder of three Christians. A demand from the Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey (TeK) to...
Turkey: arrest of expatriate church worker

Turkey: arrest of expatriate church worker

Christians in Turkey request prayer for an expatriate Christian worker who was arrested, detained overnight and issued with a deportation order. David Byle, a joint U.S. and Canadian citizen, was arrested after a routine I.D. check at Ankara train station on Saturday...
Turkey: Andrew Brunson Released

Turkey: Andrew Brunson Released

Christians in Turkey are rejoicing at the release of Andrew Brunson from prison and the lifting of travel restrictions to allow his return to the United States. On 12 October Andrew attended the fourth hearing at a court in Aliaga, Izmir, in a trial in which he was...
Turkey: Upcoming hearing for Andrew Brunson

Turkey: Upcoming hearing for Andrew Brunson

Friends of Andrew Brunson request prayer for the upcoming court hearing on 12 October when Andrew will answer charges related to espionage. Andrew faces charges related to terrorism as well as espionage that could result in a 35-year prison sentence.The indictment is...
Turkey: House arrest for Andrew Brunson

Turkey: House arrest for Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson has been released from prison due to health concerns and is now under house arrest. On 25 July the 2nd Criminal Court of Izmir ruled that Andrew could be released from prison and be kept under house arrest, as requested by Andrew and his lawyer. At a...