The constitution of Turkey recognizes freedom of religion for individuals, although they tend to make anti-Christian policies. The Armenian Protestants own three Istanbul Churches from the 19th century.
On November 4, 2006, a Protestant place of worship was attacked with six Molotov cocktails. In 2007 three Protestants were killed at a Bible publishing house in Malatya, allegedly by the JİTEM.
Turkish media have criticized Christian missionary activity intensely. There is an Alliance of Protestant Churches in Turkey.