|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.
12th Oct 2018
Found in Stories
The court in Turkey has released Pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest and has set him free. Thank you for your prayers for his safe…Read More
18th Jul 2018
The new date for the hearing for jailed US pastor Andrew Brunson’s in Turkey is on October 12th.Read More