"You likely heard of the failed coup by the military against the Islamist-leaning government of President Recep Erdogan. The government has rounded up or jailed more than 15,000 people suspected of participating in the coup. But we are seeing something else in Turkey common in Muslim-dominant cultures when chaos breaks out: Christians become convenient targets."
After noting several instances of violence, he quotes a pastor in Istanbul: “There’s an atmosphere in Turkey right now that anyone who isn’t Sunni is a threat to the stability of the nation.”
As Stonestreet rightly notes, the U.S. has influence over Turkey as a NATO ally.