Mormon church pulls missionaries out of Turkey

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " The Mormon church has pulled its 15 missionaries out of Turkey, citing concern about unstable conditions there.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2a7bOKs ) that a news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the missionaries were transferred to Germany and will work with the Turkish-speaking population in Berlin.

The church says it plans to send the missionaries back when things return to normal in Turkey. A violent attempted coup on July 15 recently heightened tensions in the country.

The Mormon church's website says it has one active mission and 439 members in Turkey.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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