TWO TURKISH BELIEVERS FIND TRANSFORMATION
Turkey has a rich Christian heritage, but today there are fewer than 200,000 left. These believers are often isolated and lack resources in their own language, so SAT-7’s Turkish channel may be the only support they have to help them grow in their faith.
FROM SOAP STAR TO CHRISTIAN TALK SHOW HOST
Soap operas are hugely popular in Turkey. But former soap actor Şemsa Deniz Tolunay reckons she has landed an even better role as host of the first live Christian women’s show available on Turkey’s national TV satellite platform.
TURKISH VIEWERS RESCUED BY GOD’S LOVE
SAT-7 viewers Sedat and Gülay Torun are among the comparatively tiny number of Christians in Turkey, a country of almost 80 million people. At a time of great hardship, they turned to Jesus – and since then, He has done miracles in their lives. Here they share their remarkable story and their love for SAT-7 TÜRK.
SAT-7 TÜRK supports isolated believers survey reveals
Only around 200,000 people out of Turkey’s almost 80 million population are Christians. Unsurprisingly, Christians in the region can feel isolated and misunderstood. However, in a recent online survey viewers shared that SAT-7 TÜRK is helping them understand the Christian faith and providing valuable support.
SAT-7 TÜRK STRIVES TOWARDS ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ GOALS
If someone had suggested a few years ago that SAT-7 TÜRK would be broadcasting as the only Christian channel on a government-owned satellite in Turkey, many would have thought it impossible. But after obtaining a license, the team continue to strive towards ‘impossible’ goals.
ECONOMIC BOOM EXPANDS CHRISTIAN WITNESS IN GULF
“I have no doubt in my mind that in the Arabian Peninsula there are easily ten million Christians,” says Venerable Bill Schwartz, OBE, Anglican Archdeacon in the Gulf and Chaplain of Qatar. In an interview with SAT-7, Schwartz spelt out some of the astonishing results of the region’s economic development.
A GOOD BARBEQUE NEEDS A GOOD MARINADE
Have you ever marinated chicken, as Persians do, in saffron, garlic, lime and olive oil? After two hours, it’s beginning to tenderise and take on the aroma and flavours of the marinade. Well, it’s much the same with us. Think of yourself as the chicken and your culture as the marinade…
SHARING STORIES OF HOPE IN ADVERSITY
Despite facing life-changing disability and social stigma, John and Mario are thriving and sharing their creative talents with the world. The two men recently appeared on SAT-7 ARABIC, encouraging viewers by sharing their stories of overcoming great adversity to live full lives.