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By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Turkey rejects inquiry into 2007 murder of Hrant Dink

(International Christian Concern) –According to the Turkish Minute, a parliamentary motion to investigate the 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, has been rejected. Dink was assassinated More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Turkey builds first new church, but it’s on top of a Christian graveyard

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, Turkey announced that the construction of the country’s first new church would begin next February. While there are several churches throughout Turkey, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Turkey: Court rules to protect religious freedom for Christians in compulsory Islam classes

(International Christian Concern) –Istanbul’s 4th Administrative Court has given its final judgement in a case where a parent requested her child be exempted from compulsory religion class. According to the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Syria: President Bashar Assad says state will rebuild Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor

(International Christian Concern) –The Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor will be rebuilt with state funds, according to a pledge given by Syrian President Bashar Assad. The announcement was made More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Smuggler caught trying to enter JFK airport with 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers

On December 8, 2018, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport stopped an arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.  During the course More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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TIME selects ‘persecuted’ journalists as Person of the Year

Time named a group of journalists it called “the guardians” from “the war on truth” as its Person of the Year. All of those named “have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment,” Time More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 1st, 2018
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Long Island Woman, Zoobia Shahnaz Pleads Guilty to Providing Support to ISIS

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Zoobia Shahnaz pleaded guilty to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”), which has been More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Syrian Armenian Refugees Avoid Turkey

(International Christian Concern) –A new report by journalist Serdar Korucu indicates that Syrian Armenian refugees are intentionally avoiding Turkey. Instead, they chose to travel much more dangerous paths to More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Walmart now selling Thanksgiving kit to feed 6 to 8 people for under $50

For customers hosting Thanksgiving this year who are looking for a stress-free way to pull together an epic feast without slaving away in the kitchen, Walmart has the answer with its first ever Thanksgiving Holiday More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Turkey prices drop to 10-year low ahead of Thanksgiving

Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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California Man travels to Syria to Fight with Foreign Terrorists

A California man who traveled to Syria to take up arms with terrorists pleaded guilty today in federal court in Chicago to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and lying to U.S. immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018
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Turkey forces Christian, David Byle out of Country

(International Christian Concern) –Canadian-American Christian David Byle has left Turkey after being ordered to leave the country following his arrest on October 13. He was arrested just one day after American More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Trump attacks Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the ‘worst cover-up ever’

President Trump on Tuesday called the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath the “worst cover-up ever,” as new information continues to be revealed about the journalist’s death More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Turkey: Christian missionary David Byle arrested in Ankara, linked to street evangelism

(International Christian Concern) –Only a day after pastor Andrew Brunson was released from his two-year detainment in Turkey, Turkish authorities have arrested another U.S. missionary. David Byle was arrested More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Bruson says he is probably ‘one of the most hated men in Turkey’

(International Christian Concern) –Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was released this weekend from a two-year detainment in Turkey, shared in an interview with ABC that he is probably “one of the most hated men in More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Saudis: Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Turkey: American pastor Andrew Brunson heads to court to face charges related to espionage and terrorism

(International Christian Concern) –On October 12th American pastor Andrew Brunson will be in court for charges related to espionage and terrorism. Despite the lack of solid evidence, Pastor Andrew has been imprisoned More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Turkey’s Erdogan refers to Pastor Andrew Brunson for his ‘shadowy links with terrorist organizations’

(International Christian Concern) –Turkish President Erdogan referenced imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson’s case as one of the main points of his address during the inaugural session of parliament. The parliament More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Turkish officials occupy, oppress St Augin Syriac Orthodox Monastery

(International Christian Concern) –For the past forty years, land belonging to the St. Augin Syriac Orthodox Monastery located in southeastern Turkey has been illegally occupied. Multiple promises have been made More...


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