Mormon church pulls missionaries out of Turkey

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has pulled its 15 missionaries out of Turkey, citing concern about unstable conditions there.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) that a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the missionaries were transferred to Germany and will work with the Turkish-speaking population in Berlin.

The church says it plans to send the missionaries back when things return to normal in Turkey. A violent attempted coup on July 15 recently heightened tensions in the country.

The Mormon church’s website says it has one active mission and 439 members in Turkey.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!