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TURKEY: Congregation Seeks Approval to Establish Place of Worship


Christians in eastern Turkiye are often isolated with limited opportunities to fellowship openly with other followers of Christ. But a small Protestant church in eastern Turkiye, in an area close to the Syrian border populated mainly by Kurds and some Syrians and Iranians, has developed a good relationship with a long-standing Orthodox church. Its leaders are willing to allow the young church to repurpose one of their dilapidated buildings, but doing so will require the approval of local officials. “The opportunity to have a physical space to meet formally is a tremendous blessing,” said a Front-line Worker. “There is remodeling that needs to be done and formal approval from the local government to use the building, both of which are issues for prayer.” If approved, the renovated facility will be used for Bible studies and worship services.

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