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Turk in Morocco

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

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Introduction / History
Turkey is considered to be a "link" between the Orient (Chinese and Mongols) and the Occidental (Anglo-Saxons, Slavs, Goths, and Latins). The Turk, therefore, has a knowledge and mixture of both Eastern and Western cultures. The Turks represent a great opportunity to create a "fulcrum" church movement that could reach many other Muslim people groups, especially since their language is similar to many unreached people groups throughout Central Asia.

The Turks also have a lasting legacy in the Muslim world from the days of the massive Ottoman Empire. This empire, however, did not encompass Morocco.

Where are they located?
Though the vast majority of Turks live in Turkey, there is a Turkish diaspora in dozens of countries throughout the world. One of these countries is Morocco, where there is a small number of Turks, mainly in Casablanca.

What are their lives like?
Relaxation is of the utmost importance to the Turk. Coffee houses are places where men meet to visit and talk politics or business. In general, the Turks are courteous, gentle people who readily show hospitality to strangers. They are also very patriotic and have a deep sense of nationalistic pride and love for their country.

What are their beliefs?
Like the Moroccan majority, the Turks are Sunni Muslims. They share a belief in the supremacy of the Koran and the Hadith (a commentary of the Koran) for spiritual guidance. They believe that Allah is the God who created the heavens and the earth, so all our allegiance should be given to him. They fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and those who are dedicated will pray five times a day since that is what the Koran teaches. Those with the means to do so go on a pilgrimage to Mecca during their lifetime.

What are their needs?
There are negative attributes of modern urban life in Europe such as drunkenness, drug use, and prostitution. Such an atmosphere can lead to an identity crises among Muslim Turks that could lead them to despair, to fundamentalist Islam, or to Christ's answers.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Turks in Morocco
* Pray for the Turkish people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Turkish people in Morocco to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Turkish disciples to make more disciples until the Turkish diaspora is reached.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Turkish communities in North Africa.

References
https://www.internations.org/morocco-expats/turkish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_diaspora

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Country: Morocco
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:27 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  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: 4,100
Population all Countries: 63,833,000
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 (4,100 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: 1827-2008
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 / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Turkish
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 2 - Jesus' Baptism
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGoodSeed
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralWalk with the Prophets and meet the Mess ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Turkish, Kutsal Kitap Yeni Ceviri
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Turkish)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Turk in Morocco

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