Today is the 6th anniversary of the horrific murders of three Christians in Malatya, Turkey. The names of those martyred on that terrible day are Necati Aydin, Ugur Yuksel and Tillman Geske.
Necati and Ugur were Turkish nationals and Tillman was a German citizen.
The three men were brutally tortured before being killed. They were murdered by Muslims. The killers each had letters containing these words,
“This should serve as a lesson to the enemies of our religion. We did it for our country.”
The trial of these men began in November, 2007 and is still ongoing.
A lawyer who provides legal counsel for the victim’s families has received death threats. He was allegedly threatened by one of the defendants in the trial. The Turkish authorities have been urged to provide protection for the lawyer.
We remember the families of Necati, Ugur and Tillman today and we hope that soon justice will be done, and that the evil killers of these three magnificent saints will not go unpunished.