YUKARI BAKRACLI, Turkey (RNS) Over the past century, the Turkish government has destroyed many Armenian churches, homes, schools and cemeteries or allowed them to fall into ruins.
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) The foreign ministry called its ambassador to the Holy See back to Ankara, and summoned the Vatican’s ambassador, saying Francis’ remarks had caused a “problem of trust” in diplomatic relations.
The restoration of the first temple to open in Turkey in two generations comes at a time of fear and tension for a dwindling number of Jews there.
SANLIURFA, Turkey (RNS) Little is known about how the Islamic State group is viewed by those living under its thumb. But a steady stream of refugees settling in southern Turkey offers a peek into life in the areas the militants control.
VIENNA (RNS) The law bans foreign funding for Islamic organizations and requires any group claiming to represent Austrian Muslims to submit and use a standardized German translation of the Quran.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Public education has become a symbol of the tug of war between Turkey’s secular tradition and the rising religious tide.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Some of Rumi’s followers believe the 13th-century mystic’s whirling dervish ceremonies have been wrongly appropriated for profit.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Political unrest continues to sweep Egypt and Syria, once hubs for Islamic learning, and more students are turned off by Saudi Arabia’s more literalist interpretation of Islam. This gives Turkey an opening.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “I want to assure each one of you here that, to reach the desired goal of full unity, the Catholic Church does not intend to impose any conditions except that of the shared profession of faith,” Pope Francis told Orthodox leaders.