Concerns have been expressed by the Christian community in Turkey after it was reported that a number of Christian churches were attacked during the failed military uprising of July 15.
As people took to the streets in defiance of the army factions attempting to seize the country, it is reported that pockets of civilians damaged church windows at a number of locations across the nation.
The attacks have led to calls from the Anglican chaplaincy of the British consulate in Istanbul for the government to better secure the safety of Christian communities in Turkey.
Meanwhile, responding to the coup, Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, apostolic administrator of the nation’s Greek Catholics insisted the community was made safer by remaining apart from current political tribulations.
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