Turkey Issues Re-Entry Ban on Western Evangelist David Byle

Turkey Issues Re-Entry Ban on Western Evangelist David Byle

ISTANBUL (International Christian Concern) — International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on November 20, American-Canadian evangelist David Byle was denied re-entry into Turkey. Byle was previously arrested and detained on October 13, the day after American pastor Andrew Brunson was released from prison. Following his detainment, Byle was informed that he had 15 days […]

Christian Missionary David Byle Arrested, Given 15 Days to Leave Turkey

Christian Missionary David Byle Arrested, Given 15 Days to Leave Turkey

(Evangelical Focus) — U.S. and Canadian Christian worker David Byle could leave Turkey after 15 years in the country. The evangelist was detained in the Ankara central train station on October 13 after an ID check. He was taken to the Anti-Terror department for interrogation, and released the following day, according to Middle East Concern. […]

Pastor Forced to Leave Turkey for Preaching Files Case With Human Rights Court

Pastor Forced to Leave Turkey for Preaching Files Case With Human Rights Court

Ankara/Strasbourg (ADF International) – David Byle, a pastor living in Turkey, was forced to leave the country he had called home for 19 years, where he had raised his children and had become a close-knit member of the community – simply because he shared his faith. This week, ADF International filed an application on his […]

‘Dark Times to Come’: US Pastor Who Had Been Imprisoned in Turkey Testifies Before Religious Freedom Panel

‘Dark Times to Come’: US Pastor Who Had Been Imprisoned in Turkey Testifies Before Religious Freedom Panel

WASHINGTON — Andrew Brunson, an American missionary to Turkey who had spent two years in prison after being falsely accused of using “Christianization” to overthrow the government, testified before the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Thursday. He explained his belief that his case was used to cause the general population to think negatively and […]

U.S. Evangelist in Turkey Detained, Ordered to Be Deported

U.S. Evangelist in Turkey Detained, Ordered to Be Deported

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities have detained a U.S. evangelist and ordered him held for 30 days without charge ahead of deportation, sources said. Declaring David Byle “a danger to public order,” authorities in Turkey took him into custody on April 6 after asking him to report to the immigration office in Istanbul […]

Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Turkish Bible Distribution Center

Suspected Arsonist Sought in Fire at Turkish Bible Distribution Center

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Turkish authorities are searching for a suspected arsonist in connection with a fire that destroyed thousands of New Testaments and other Christian books. The fire started at approximately 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the offices of the Bible Correspondence Course in Turkey (BCC-Turkey), located in a multistory building that […]