Turkey: A “church with open doors” in an Islamic society

Archbishop of Izmir hopes for progress in the dialogue Today, even though Christianity has a tradition of almost 2,000 years of history in Turkey, after various waves of persecution, there are hardly any Christians left. In an interview with the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN-ED), Archbishop Martin Kmetec of Izmir […]

Journey with ACN – Turkey

JOURNEY WITH ACN is  our weekly newsletter regularly posted to our website and designed to acquaint you with the needs of the Catholic Church around the world and introducing you to various projects we have helped to bring into being together with  our partners and ACN benefactors. This week:   Turkey   Help to renovate one wing of a building […]

Being a Christian refugee from Iraq in Istanbul

By Sébastien de Courtois, Istanbul (Turkey) Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  The Middle East is a small place. Turkey’s Eastern frontier rubs shoulders with those of Syria, Iraq and Iran. Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and since the eruption of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Turkey has found itself […]