This video from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly explores the historical importance of Turkey and the vital part it played in developing the power structure of early Christianity. Even though Christianity did not begin in Turkey, it flourished there after the death of Jesus when many of his apostles fled Jerusalem seeking religious freedom and also undertook missionary journeys in the Mediterranean region. Church doctrine was formulated in Turkey and many of the tenets, creeds, and confessions established in its ancient cities are still recognized and accepted. Today, Turkey has more religious sites than any other country in the region.
Learn more about the Religion & Ethics segment "Cover: Turkey's Early Christian Roots."