Turkey Archives - Crux



  • Turkey’s Armenian church elects new patriarch

    Turkey’s Armenian church elects new patriarch

    • Dec 12, 2019

    Turkey’s Armenian community on Wednesday voted in Bishop Sahak Masalyan as its new patriarch, in an election that critics say was overshadowed by Turkish government intervention.

  • They come at night: Syrians flee to Iraq as cease-fire set to expire

    They come at night: Syrians flee to Iraq as cease-fire set to expire

    • Oct 22, 2019

    In mid-October, Turkey agreed to pause its fighting for 120 hours, expiring Oct. 22, for Syrian Kurdish and Syriac Christian forces to withdraw from a zone Turkey wants to control. However, with fighting still was occurring in several areas, and the uncertainty of what would happen, Syrian families were considering their options for survival.

  • Murder of Syrian politician highlights risk for minorities

    Murder of Syrian politician highlights risk for minorities

    • Oct 15, 2019

    When Hevrin Khalaf, a young Syrian politician and advocate on behalf of women and religious and ethnic minorities in Kurdistan, was murdered by a Turkish-backed fringe group on Saturday amid Turkey’s new offensive in Syria, her death sparked outcry from around the world.

Most Read

Latest Stories