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July 31, 2016 10:38 am

Turkish Christians Targeted in Wake of Erdogan Crackdown on Political Opponents

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikipedia.

Amid the cacophony of police sirens, low-flying helicopters and rifle fire, there was another sound during the attempt to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The wailing of Turkey’s imams.

From the nations’s 85,000 mosques, their amplified voices were heard calling upon the faithful to take to the streets and defy the plotters. The people listened. Some bravely stood in front of tanks as they defended the democratically elected president. Around 240 from both sides died and 1,400 were injured.

Read full story at Sunday Express.

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