Open Doors Responds to Turkey Christian Murders

Open Doors has called on all countries to guarantee religious freedom after the horrific murder last week of three Christian workers in Turkey.

In a gruesome assault on Turkey's tiny Christian community, five Turkish Muslim extremists entered a Christian publishing office in the south east province of Malatya and slit the throats of three Protestant Christians. Two of the victims, Necati Aydin, 36, and Ugur Yuksel, 32, were Turkish converts from Islam. The third man, Tilmann Geske, 46, was a German citizen.

Eddie Lyle, CEO of Open Doors UK, said "This tragic incident is the latest example of a worsening trend of persecution against Christians in Turkey, that we cannot ignore any longer.