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Turk in Sudan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Turk in Sudan

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Introduction / History
The Turks originated in Turan, a region that lies between the Caspian Sea and the Mongolian Desert. They arrived in Anatolia, Turkey (Asia Minor) in the 11th century as conquering warriors. By the year 1299, the Turkish dominated Ottoman Dynasty began ruling over what would become a vast empire, greater in area than the Roman Empire. It was the last Caliphate, an Islamic political state. Today Muslim militants lament its downfall. Over 20 states fell under Ottoman rule. During the days of the Ottoman Empire, ports in what is now Sudan were controlled by the Ottomans. Thus Turkey and Sudan have ties that go back for over 500 years.

Since the 1920s modern Turkey has become a secular, developed nation that sits, literally and symbolically, between the Christian West and the Muslim world. Wherever they live the Turks are almost 100 percent Muslim, but they emulate the Europeans by developing international businesses. These businesses have left their mark even in places like Sudan.

Where are they located?
The majority of Turks live in their home country but significant numbers live elsewhere. Though it is common for Turks to migrate to Europe, there are some who have found their way to Sudan in far-away East Africa.

What are their lives like?
Turks living in Sudan are usually working for Turkish-based companies or for relief agencies like the Red Crescent. One Turkish company is working with the Sudanese to re-build the ancient city of Suakin. The project is employing both Turks and Sudanese Arabs. They hope that the project will help strengthen Sudan's tourist industry.

What are their beliefs?
The Turks are Muslim, but they are not likely to fall prey to the extremist forms of Islam. One of the reasons is that they associate Islamic extremism and violence with their rivals, the Arabs. Hundreds of years ago the Ottoman Empire replaced an Arab based empire, and ever since then many Turks have felt like they are part of a superior civilization. The Turkish form of Islam can also be blended with secularism.

What are their needs?
Turks in Sudan need security. Sudan is a dangerous country for foreigners.

Prayer Points
* Pray that churches and mission organizations will accept the challenge of adopting and reaching the Turks in Sudan.
* Ask God to give the Turkish believers boldness to share the gospel with their own people.
* Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Turks in Sudan who will boldly declare the gospel.
* Pray for discipleship-based Bible studies to arise among Turks in Sudan.

References
Profiles written by Global Prayer Digest
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18274/SU
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/darfur-rebels-let-go-five-turks-in-sudan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=12972&NewsCatID=359
https://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/09/187329.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_diaspora

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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: East and Southern Africa
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Turk
People Name General: Turk
Alternate People Names:
AnatolianBaharlu Turk
MasakhastianMeskhetian Turk
OsmanliOttomon Turk
Rumelian TurkUrum
तुर्क
ROP3 Code: 113818
Joshua Project People ID: 18274
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 3,300
Population all Countries: 60,387,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Turkish
People Name General: Turk
Ethnic Code: MSY41j
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Turkish (3,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tur    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1782-1985
New Testament:
1819-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1827-2006
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoBir Ibadet Toplantisi (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Turkish
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMore Than Dreams-Ali (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGoodSeed
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Turkish, Kutsal Kitap Yeni Ceviri
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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