Christianity in Turkey has deep historical and cultural roots. The area was known as “Asia Minor” during Biblical times. Now, however, 97% of the more than 70 million people living in Turkey adhere to Islam. Though the country maintains religious freedom, it has one of the lowest percentages of Christians worldwide, with only 4,000 evangelicals. Since Christians represent only a small fraction of the current population, reaching large masses with the gospel is an important and formidable task.

Listener Responses

Your radio broadcasts changed my life. Through the radio there has been a radical transformation in my life. When I did not have faith, when I was even an atheist, Radio Shema changed me. Now I have a reason and purpose for which to live. I want to share this news of Christ with everyone.

God has touched my heart, but you were the ones who started me on this, so thank you very much. I want to see my new brothers and sisters and go to church.

Ministry Details

Target Area



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  • Radio Shema 98.0 FM

Transmission Site

  • Radio Shema – Ankara
  • Radio Light – Istanbul
  • SAT-7 TURK


  • Three 15-minute programs/week
  • Five 12-minute programs/week