‘Attack on Religious Freedom’: Pastor Faces Persecution in Turkey for Sharing His Faith

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A Canadian-American pastor, who has lived in Turkey for 19 years, was told to leave the country simply for sharing his Christian faith with others. 

David Byle, along with Alliance Defending Freedom International (ADF), is taking a stand against religious persecution. The faith-based legal advocacy group filed an application with the European Council of Human Rights (ECHR) – the top human rights court. 

“Whenever we spoke in public, people were excited to listen and learn, the pastor said. “For a long time, we were successfully able to fight the government attempts to stop our ministry, because we were only making use of our right to religious freedom, protected by the Turkish constitution.”