Pro-government mobs attack religious minorities in Turkey

TOLGA BOZOGLU

Turkish Catholic Christians prays for the Italian Catholic priest killed at Santa Maria Church, during the memorial servicaeat St Esprit Church in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday 09 February 2006. Father Andrea Santoro, 61, was shot dead while praying in his church in Trabzon on Turkey's Black Sea coast.

Pro-government mobs attack religious minorities in Turkey


Pro-government mob groups attack religious in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey, a democratic watchdog reports.

Reportedly, in some cases Muslim citizens reacted against the mobs to protect their fellow citizens.

The attacks by Islamist mobs begun on Saturday evening, that is, the evening after the attempted coup had been averted.

Attacks were reported at the Catholic Church of Santa Maria in Trabzon; a second attacks was reported on a Protestant Church in Malatya.

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