For a Christian in Europe, Turkey is the worst country


Southern Europe

Turkey is full of churches, even old ones, such as the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. But freedom for Christians, there is little. For European Christians, Turkey is the worst country to live in. Photo AFP, Ozan Kose

North Korea is championing religious persecution worldwide again. That is the message of the newly published Open Doors’ World Watch List. For European countries, Turkey has the highest position. Pressure on Christians is rising there, Open Doors says.