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Efforts to Protect Baptist Pastor in Turkey Boosted After Terrorist Hit-List Discovery

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“This is our one Baptist church in Turkey , so naturally it’s a matter of concern for the European and world Baptist family,”

By Daniel Blake

Sun, Dec. 09 2007 Turkey (The Christian Post)-Local police have upped their efforts to protect a Baptist pastor in Turkey after his name was discovered on a hit list carried by three suspected terrorists.

The suspects were arrested after being found with a cache of weapons. It is believed that they were planning on carrying out an attack.

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Most recently, a Turkish newspaper accused Cevik of “coercive evangelism” – using money and drugs to lure young people into Christianity. The church has denied all such accusations.

“This is our one Baptist church in Turkey , so naturally it’s a matter of concern for the European and world Baptist family,” said Paul Montacute, director of Baptist World Aid, according to Baptist Times. “Christians should always stand up for each other – that is why we are concerned.”

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