Turkish President Erdogan Supporters Storm Catholic Church in Trebizond

Turkish President Erdogan Supporters Storm Catholic Church in Trebizond

Posted by Tancred on Monday, July 25, 2016

TRABZON. Protesters have attacked Christian places of worship in loyalty rallies for Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. In Trebizond, participants stormed the Catholic Church of Our Lady and chanted “Allahu akbar” (“Allah is Great”), reports the German Catholic News Agency (KNA).

In addition, demonstrators are said to have flown flags of the rightist MHP party alongside Turkish ones. According to KNA, sympathizers of the “Grey Wolves” participated in the storming. After the failed coup attempt an evangelical church was also devastated. These and other reports of anti-Christian riots, however, due to the media blackout can not be verified.

The Church in Trebizond last appeared in the headlines in 2006 when the priest Andrea Santoro was shot dead by a Muslim. The 16 year old student had shot the clergyman from behind and called “Allahu akbar”. Later it became known that the priest had been bugged for months by police. In 2011 the Church had been attacked by a mob.

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One comment on “Turkish President Erdogan Supporters Storm Catholic Church in Trebizond

  1. Trebizond was the last Byzantine territory that held out AFTER the conquest of Constantinple in 1453. In 1561 when it was finally taken, the Crimea, a vassal state of Trebizond continued for 14 years longer, and not until Russia in 1916, during World War II was it temporarily reoccupied. If Putin had any sense, he would use this as a pretext to invade and retake Trebizond.

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