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Only in The Tablet: ‘Turkish Offensive in Syria Displacing Christians’ | October 19, 2019

Syriac Orthodox Bishop Maurice Amsih of Jazeera and Euphrates, Syria, visits Christian-run Al-Salam hospital in Qamishli, Syria, Oct. 10, after the Turkish bombardment of northeast Syria had begun. (Photo: CNS photo/CAPNI Christian Aid Program)

By Engy Magdy, Special to The Tablet

Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria marks another threat to Christians in the Middle East. The incursion, which began on Oct. 9 after President Donald Trump pulled U.S. troops out of the area, has already resulted in deaths of Christians and has displaced many more.

Trump said in a statement on the day the Turkish strikes started that Turkey had “committed to protecting civilians, protecting religious minorities, including Christians, and ensuring no humanitarian crisis takes place.”

But stories of incidents against Christians are trickling in…

The rest of this article can be found exclusively in this week’s printed edition of The Tablet.
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