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 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.