Turkey Permits First New Church in 90 Years

Prime Minister Davutolu hosts the religious leaders of the country (AA photo).

January 2015 (AFP) -- Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has authorized the building of the first church in the country since the end of the Ottoman empire in 1923, AFP has learned. The church is for the country's tiny Syriac [Assyrian] community and will be built in the Istanbul suburb of Yesilkoy on the shores of the Sea of ...