Sunday, April 19, 2015

"Syrian Christians fleeing persecution find shelter in Istanbul, Turkey": CBC

"The Samatya Syriac Church isn't easy to find. There is no ornate entrance, just a slim, simple cross on a makeshift bell tower on a narrow street in suburban Istanbul.

The wall that surrounds it and the barbed wire above give the impression of a crumbling military barracks, not a house of Christian worship. But beyond the door, there is a quiet courtyard and the sound of prayer."

Nil Köksal is an award-winning journalist with CBC Television currently on assignment in Istanbul, Turkey.

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