As a Christian who lived in Turkey for many years under Erdoğan's regime, I can pray, but my prayers will be without hope. LDS missionaries there have been limited from the beginning, as they were accused of being spies. The civil war in Syria has been the perfect excuse to go after an ethnic minority in his own country that he despises. There are small branches of Turks, and at least one that is serving a mission outside his home country. I pray for them and their families, as well as the generals, lawyers, journalists and other "usual suspects" their tyrant leader has jailed in an effort to change Turkey's constitution and turn it from a democracy to a theocracy.
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