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Legal Issues Cast Doubt on Return of Christians to Turkey's Southeasti
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Dorian Jones
October 26, 2012 9:59 PM
Turkey is home to Syriac Christians, whose followers extend across the Middle East. Their history dates back to the first century. In the 1990s, many Syriac Christians fled Turkey during years of fighting between the Turkish state and Kurdish rebels. In the last few years, they have been returning. But a series of court cases against the ancient monastery of Mor Gabriel, in southeastern Turkey, has put their return increasingly in doubt. Dorian Jones recently visited the monastery and filed this report.

Legal Issues Cast Doubt on Return of Christians to Turkey's Southeast

Dorian Jones

Published October 26, 2012

Turkey is home to Syriac Christians, whose followers extend across the Middle East. Their history dates back to the first century. In the 1990s, many Syriac Christians fled Turkey during years of fighting between the Turkish state and Kurdish rebels. In the last few years, they have been returning. But a series of court cases against the ancient monastery of Mor Gabriel, in southeastern Turkey, has put their return increasingly in doubt. Dorian Jones recently visited the monastery and filed this report.


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