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Turkey: Bookstore Vandalized

On Feb. 12, a Turkish Bible Society bookstore in the city of Adana was vandalized by Muslim extremists for the second time in a week, Compass Direct News reported. Security cameras showed two Muslim youth vandalizing the storefront of the Soz Kitapevi bookstore. They were kicking and smashing glass in both the window and the door. The door frame was also damaged. On Feb. 7, the glass of the front door was smashed and the security camera mangled. The bookstore had in the past received threats from Muslim extremists.

Last November, a man reportedly entered the bookstore and began making accusations that the bookstore was linked to the Unites States Intelligence Agency and said, “You work with them killing people in Muslim countries, harming Muslim countries.”

VOM actively supports believers in Turkey with encouraging radio broadcasts. VOM assists local Christian workers who share the gospel with their neighbors in the communities they live in. Pray for the safety of the bookstore and its owners and workers. Ask God to protect believers in Turkey and that these acts of vandalism will not develop into more serious attacks.

Source: Compass Direct News

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