Challenges Facing Christian Communities in Turkey Today

Challenges Facing Christian Communities in Turkey Today
(Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, November 21, 2020)

The views of the speaker are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Westminster Institute.

About the speaker

Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian is a sociologist (with a particular reference to sociology of religion) and Associate Faculty Member of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He has published extensively and lectures on minorities in contemporary Middle East; inter-ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus, the Armenian Church, Diaspora, and Turkish-Armenian relations. From 2002 to 2012 he taught and held various positions at University of Cambridge, and was co-founder of the Eurasia Research Centre at Judge Business School.

Dr. Tchilingirian is the author of numerous studies, articles and publications and has lectured internationally in leading universities, academic institutions and international NGOs (see His television, radio and newspaper interviews have appeared in international media outlets, including the New York Times, Financial Times, BBC News, Al-Jazeera and Radio Vaticana.

A transcript is unavailable for this talk. Dr. Tchilingirian’s remarks will be a chapter of Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East (eds. Mitri Raheb and Mark A. Lamport). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021.

Selected works

Hratch Tchilingirian, ‚ÄúChristians in Modern Turkey. Native Foreigners‚ÄĚ in Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East (eds. Mitri Raheb and Mark A. Lamport). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021.

Hratch Tchilingirian and Ed Alden (2018) “Turkey” in Christianity in North Africa and West Asia (eds. Kenneth R. Ross, Mariz Tadros and Todd M. Johnson). Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity 2. Edinburgh University Press, 2018: 92-101.

Hratch Tchilingirian (2016) “The ‘Other’ Citizens: Armenians in Turkey Between Isolation and (Dis)integration”, Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, Vol. 25, 2016: 123-155.