Wasn't a Catholic priest, an Italian Franciscan, killed in Izmir about 3 years ago for baptizing a young Muslim? And also a Croatian Catholic priest?
It obviously takes courage to change from Muslim to Christian and places the priest in danger as well.. I applaud your courage and shall pray for your safety and well-being.
Yes, those kind of tragic stuff happens. And I can imagine how'd you think about religious freedom in Turkey. I sometimes feel like that too. It really depends on where you live and who your friends are and your social life. Unfortunately, there are some not-educated people in Turkey that they believe in whatever they hear. But they forget one important thing, they consider themselves as Muslim, but a real Muslim would be tolerant for all people from all races and religions. In Quran it says: Among the People of the Book are some who, if entrusted with a hoard of gold, will (readily) pay it back; others, who, if entrusted with a single silver coin, will not repay it unless thou constantly stoodest demanding, because, they say, "there is no call on us (to keep faith) with these ignorant (people)." But they tell a lie against Allah, and (well) they know it. 3.The Family Of Imran (75)
Quran says Christians are good people too, but some people just don't know it, or they ignore that fact. So, normally there are really nice people here who respect Christians and our faith too, but some are too that they hate us.
It says in the New Testament; But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.(Matt5:39)
So I'm willing to face what ever happens here..