|World Watch List Rank||World Watch List Score|
|President Recep Tayyip Erdogan||80.4 million | 190,000 Christians|
|WWL Rank in 2017||Persecution Level|
|37||Very High Persecution|
Turkish nationalism, combined with an increasing Islamisation of Turkish society means the tiny minority of Christians and other religious minorities face growing pressure, which is increasingly translating into violent incidents. While conversion is not prohibited by Turkish law, there are serious implications for Muslim background believers as they often experience intense pressure from family, friends and community to return to Islam.
Open Doors is raising prayer for believers in difficult situations, and prayer in general for Turkey.