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Historic church in Turkey demolished
wng.org ^ | 09/03/20 | Mindy Beiz

Posted on 10/10/2020 11:37:57 AM PDT by xomething


INTERNATIONAL | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan works to Islamize Christian sites

TURKEY: The Turkish Islamic Foundation destroyed the historic St. Georgios Greek Orthodox Church in Bursa on Wednesday, seven years after local officials transferred the property to the group’s control. Authorities emptied Bursa of its Greek Orthodox population a century ago, and the church became a mosque in the 1920s. But in 2006 it was restored and for years served as a focal point for Greek-Turkish exchange and reconciliation, then was closed and lapsed into disrepair once the foundation took over. It follows a campaign by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to transform Christian sites, including Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, which in July again became a mosque.

Tensions between Turkey and Greece are at an all-time high. Sources inside the Turkish military say Erdogan has ordered attacks on Greek vessels and is pressing for control of the eastern Mediterranean, including oil and gas deposits.


TOPICS: Current Events; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: armenia; artsakh; azerbaijan; church; cyprus; erdogan; greek; islam; kurdistan; libya; malta; nagornokarabakh; orthodox; receptayyiperdogan; turkey

1 posted on 10/10/2020 11:37:57 AM PDT by xomething
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To: xomething

I want Constantinople back.


2 posted on 10/10/2020 11:40:09 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Reverse Wickard v Filburn (1942) - and - ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

3 posted on 10/10/2020 11:41:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: xomething

Destroy and murder is all what islam is about.


4 posted on 10/10/2020 11:42:06 AM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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To: xomething

I’ve been there. Spent a week traveling through Turkey before Erdogan. The country was very open, and we had a wonderful time. In fact, Istanbul had more Christmas decorations up than my liberal town in WA state.

Bursa is the last stop on the Silk Road, has fabulous silk scarves for sale, which of course I bought. And our guide proudly showed us this lovely church. It’s a sin and a crime to destroy it.

BTW, I went to Turkey with a Jewish friend. Nobody, but nobody, in Turkey cared.

We went some huge carpet factory up in the mountains, and the woman dyeing silk did have a long black thing on minus the veil. We looked at each other and burst out laughing about our differences—a high-five moment. She’d get ten lashes or worse now.

I mourn for Turkey now. I’m literally in tears.


5 posted on 10/10/2020 11:52:22 AM PDT by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: xomething

That was beautiful building.


6 posted on 10/10/2020 11:52:28 AM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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To: xomething

What a wonderful country.


7 posted on 10/10/2020 11:53:25 AM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: Williams

As Billy Hayes put it, “For a nation of pigs, it sure’s funny you don’t eat ‘em!”


8 posted on 10/10/2020 11:58:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: xomething

They so badly need to be kicked out of NATO


9 posted on 10/10/2020 12:10:58 PM PDT by Migraine ( Liberalism is great (until it happens to YOU).)
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To: xomething

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

SPJNK.


10 posted on 10/10/2020 12:23:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

MAGA: Make Anatolia Greek Again!


11 posted on 10/10/2020 12:43:35 PM PDT by Petrosius
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To: Veto!

Last winter I spent a week in Jerusalem, which is now held, as it should be, under the Star of David. I saw a t-shirt in the old city that said “In 1967, the IDF put the ‘Jew’ back in Jerusalem!”


12 posted on 10/10/2020 12:51:09 PM PDT by Spok (All free men are equal only in their freedom; everything else is up to them.)
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To: dfwgator

Professional courtesy.

;^)


13 posted on 10/10/2020 12:57:57 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Pres. Trump doesn't wear glasses. That's because he's got 2020.")
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To: xomething; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; LS; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza; ..

More evil from the usual suspects.


14 posted on 10/10/2020 1:22:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Want Stalinazism More ? PLUGS-WHORE 2020 !)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; NFHale

The number of closed churches I’ve seen in MA and RI is sad.


15 posted on 10/10/2020 4:10:48 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I'm with Steve McQueen: I live my life for myself and answer to nobody.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Why did Constantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks' ...

16 posted on 10/10/2020 4:31:26 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy

Mom’s church is a up and coming area where the bloodsuckers could get a lot of money for the property. At best it’s gonna be merged with another parish. :/


17 posted on 10/10/2020 7:44:21 PM PDT by Impy (Thug Lives Splatter - China delenda est)
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To: Impy

Oh yeah - here many of them are condos, etc.


18 posted on 10/11/2020 3:20:31 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I'm with Steve McQueen: I live my life for myself and answer to nobody.)
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