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2014-06-04

ASIA/TURKEY - 779 people have converted to Islam so far this year, mostly from Christianity

Ankara (Agenzia Fides) - According to the information reported in the Turkish press and from the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs in Turkey, 779 people residing in the Country have converted to Islam since the beginning of 2014. The overwhelming majority of new followers of Mohammad comes Christianity (616) while the former atheists are only 21, 3 former Hindu and those from Judaism and 132 new Muslims who previously belonged to other religions. Among the converts the largest national group is represented by the Germans (150), followed by Russia (52). (GV) (Agenzia Fides 04/06/2014)

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