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Friday, December 15, 2017

No Justice for Turkey’s Christian Martyrs?


Seven years have passed since the horrific deaths of Turkish Christians Necati Aydin, 35, and Ugur Yuksel, 32, and German Christian Tilmann Geske 46. There is still no justice for the families of the three men who were tortured and killed at the Malatya, Turkey offices of Zirve Christian Publishing. And now, thanks to changes in the judicial system passed by the Turkish Parliament, justice may never be meted out on the Islamist murderers.

World Watch Monitor reported on  memorial services on the first anniversary of the death of the Malatya Martyrs. The lettering on the gravestone of Ugur Yuksel read, “He was killed like Jesus,” and on either side of the monument are the words from one of Yuksel’s favorite Psalms, “Whom have I in heaven in but You? And I desire nothing on earth but being with You.” The declaration applies to all three of these courageous Christians very well, as does the  knowledge contained in it that no matter whether or not there is justice in this world, there will be justice for these martyrs in Eternity.

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