Tag: Turkey

Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

AMMAN, Jordan | Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments. “Christians and others are extremely worried,” Syriac Christian political leader Bassam Ishak told Catholic News Service by phone Oct. 9. “The Turkish bombing seems designed to push people out of… Read more »

Christians concerned about religious freedom if Turkey enters Syria

AMMAN, Jordan | Growing numbers of Christians in North America and Europe are joining Christians in Syria’s northeast in expressing concern for the future of religious minorities and Kurds in that region should the U.S. give Turkey the “green light” to take over the fight against Islamic State. “News of any Turkish military involvement in… Read more »

Churches in Syrian enclave say Turkish bombing is killing civilians

AMMAN, Jordan | Churches in Afrin, Syria, are calling on the world to stop the slaughter of civilians during the Turkish military assault. “We ask you to pray for us and for our city which, before a couple of days ago, was full of life, but today is not,” said the Rev. Saeed Daoud, a… Read more »