Erdogan Seizes 50 Syriac Churches and Monasteries, Declares Them Turkish State Property

The Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has seized control of at least 50 Syriac churches, monasteries, and cemeteries in Mardin province, report media sources from Turkey

Islam is just evil.

  • Gary

    Oh well… there goes Turkey and Indonesia as the islamic nation the muslims hold up to prove there are peaceful moderate muslims countries.

    When I hear muslims talk about the 99% that are peaceful, I’m still waiting for the list of those nations where the 99% live because you can’t hide over 1.5 billion muslims.

    • Watchman

      Even if Turkey is never accepted into the EU, it is quite likely they will be accorded visa-free travel into the EU, potentially giving them access to all the EU counties welfare systems and allowing unrestricted immigration from Turkey.

  • BillyHW

    How do we kick them out of NATO?

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    • Maggat

      The hell with NATO, he needs to be kicked out of Turkey.

  • Slickfoot

    That, sumbitch is the face of pure evil.

    • BillyHW

      He’s possessed by the same demon Hitler was.

    • WalterBannon

      face of Islam, face of evil

      tomato, tomaato

  • dapto

    Do you worry Turkey will be lining up for more EU handouts real soon since Erdogan has destroyed the tourist industry. oh thats right he wont ask or beg he’ll just threaten.

    • xavier

      And the EU should give him the ultimate headache instead: recognize the Kurds.

  • Alain

    Such an ally and great member of NATO!

  • anotherjoeblogs

    Tolerant Turkey, erdogan the poster boy of how islam can be democratic…what a joke.

  • andycanuck

    And zombie Henry VIII smiles.

  • GrimmCreeper

    But, but, but Israeli settlements…

  • Blacksmith

    Well that should make them a shoe in for joining the European union, they hate Christianity also. I am sure pope hopey changey will endorse it.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Turkey is scarier than North Korea.