Erdogan seizes churches Turkey

Islamist Turkey seizes ALL Christian churches in city and declares them ‘state property’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakir in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement.

The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come out of increasingly hardline Turkey, which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens.

Included in the seizures are Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox churches, one of which is over 1,700 years old.

h/t JEH

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I hope South Park takes a poke at Erdogan now that Saddam is gone.

    • That would be fun.

      • Petrilia

        No fun.

    • Petrilia

      This is not a TV show

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And how many people in Canada and the United States even know who Erdogan is?

  • Clinton

    Turkey has been financing the construction of mosques throughout
    Europe– especially in the Balkans, Austria, Roumania, etc. If the EU
    had any stones, those buildings should be seized and closed until
    Turkey reverses its anti-Christian policies.

    Sadly, the rulers of Europe lack such stones.

    • Islam is a murder cult.

    • Yo Mama

      And prior to 1453, Christians made up the vast majority of what is now Turkey.

      Then the Ottoman army invaded and gave people the option to convert, pay the jizya and be second class dhimmis, or die.

  • Clausewitz

    Meanwhile back in Vatican City the Pope plays Canasta with his new found Muslim friends.

    • lolwut?

      They aren’t actually living in Vatican city, they were given apartments and houses around Rome.

      • Why am I not surprised. Do you have a link by any chance?

        • lolwut?

          No off hand, but I think there’s something about it on Breitbart.

      • Clausewitz

        “They” may not be living in Vatican City, but the Pope does, and I’m sure he has them over for social events in order to show off how Progressive he is.

  • Petrilia

    80 million turks who have never been to Grade 1 alllowed to go to the UK. What could go wrong?

  • marty_p

    Zionist propaganda attempt to make Islam look bad.

  • David Smith

    which is in advanced talks with the EU over visa-free travel for its 80 million citizens.

    a death spiral it is.

  • disqusW6sf

    OT:Enter the Erdogan offensive poetry competition created by Douglas Murray.