Turkey Deports Another Foreign Christian Pastor

(International Christian Concern) International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 9, 2019, a foreign Christian pastor was deported from Turkey without official reason.

Mike Platt lived in Turkey for 21 years and volunteers as a pastor at Kadıköy International Church in Istanbul. He left the country on April 2 and was informed by passport control that an entry ban was issued. The ban was confirmed on May 8, when Mike attempted to reenter the country.

Turkish authorities deported him on Thursday after holding him overnight at the airport. This incident happened just two months after a different volunteer at the church was issued a reentry ban with no reason given.

The Turkish government does not recognize the right of Christians to train their own religious workers. For this reason, many pastors are foreign Christians. Platt’s deportation follows an ever increasing trend of the government banning foreign Christians from entering the country.

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