Turkey: US Christians to be deported

Family and friends of Andrew Brunson have requested prayer as he remains detained at an immigration centre in Turkey awaiting deportation and has been issued with an entry ban into the country. Police in Izmir detained Andrew, the American pastor of Izmir Dirilis...
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Turkey: entry ban for Christian student

Ryan Keating, a Christian PhD student in Ankara, has requested prayer for his situation as his residency has been cancelled and he has been issued with an entry ban into Turkey. On 17th October Ryan returned to Turkey after a week-long trip abroad. At the airport,... read more

Iran: update on Christians arrested at picnic

On 11th October Middle East Concern reported that three of the five men arrested at a picnic in Iran in August had been conditionally released. However, it is now confirmed that two were released on bail and three remain detained. On 10th October Ramiel Bet Tamraz... read more

Iran: release of Behnam Irani

Friends of Pastor Behnam Irani are pleased to announce that he has been released after six years’ imprisonment in Iran. Behnam Irani of the self-styled “Church of Iran” was given a five-year suspended sentence in 2008, after he was charged with action against national... read more