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Turkey


 

Turkey

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 195 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Background

Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. Turkey’s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant  importance.

Religion

99% Muslim. 120,000 people of different Christian denominations, representing less than 0.2% of Turkey’s population,[159] including an estimated 80,000 Oriental Orthodox,35,000 Roman Catholics,5,000 Greek Orthodox and smaller numbers of Protestants.

Stone-Campbell Presence

Since 1996, International Churches of Christ have had a congregation in Istanbul.

As of 2002, 28 Christians comprised the Taksim Square Church of Christ in Istanbul. In 2004, Mark Woodward,director of Let’s Start Talking, Fort Worth, Texas, took a team to Turkey to teach English using the Bible as the text.

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with the American Research Institute in Turkey, the Health and Education Foundation, and the Istanbul Interparish Migrant Program.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, October 15, 2013

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