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Turk in Poland


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Turk in Poland

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Introduction / History
Turks in Poland form one of the country's smaller minority groups. Many immigrated following Poland's entrance to the European Union. There are Bulgarian and Bosnian originated Turks who have immigrated to Poland as well. Poland provided a new opportunity for education abroad for many young Turks who sought their chances in the country.

Where are they located?
The majority of Turkish immigrants live in Warsaw or in the vicinity; but small communities of Turks are also reported in Poznań, Gdańsk and Łódź.

What are their lives like?
There is a gap concerning level of education of Turks in Poland. Turks who have immigrated to Poland and are dealing with the textile or food industries are mainly secondary or primary school graduates. White collar or "expats" are university graduates with a good command of English and other foreign languages.

The majority of Turks living in Poland speak Polish. They believe that one should speak Polish fluently to survive in Poland.

There do not appear to be negative feelings among Turks against Poles. Though some do believe that Poles are biased against them, there is no evidence of terrorism or radical tendencies against Turks living in Poland. Turks residing in Poland do not feel discrimination from authorities. The bureaucracy of Poland, poses a disappointment for the Turks.

In recent years, Poland has seen a wave of Turkish immigrants who are looking for an economic niche for themselves. Earlier Turkish immigrants started as small traders and wholesalers and later became successful entrepreneurs and investors.

What are their beliefs?
Among educated Turks there are many people who declare themselves as atheist or agnostic. Their former country, Turkey, is almost entirely Islamic.

In Polish cities where Turks are residing, there are mosques which are headed by Arabs or Turks. The majority of Turks prefer to go for prayer to mosques run by Turks.

What are their needs?
It is a sad fact that people often must experience suffering before they are able to see their most serious spiritual needs. Turks in Poland need most of all to experience desperation for Almighty God, their Savior. Life in Poland is centered around survival and worldly success, but desperate searching one's spirit is the most important issue.

Prayer Points
* Pray that pursuits of success and distinction will be replaced with brokenness over sin, and complete obedience to the will of the Creator who loves them, and died in their place.
* Pray that Jesus followers will take advantage of God-given opportunities with Muslims to respectfully present the truth of God's Word in Poland.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Turks to emerge in Poland.


—written by Karen Hightower

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Country: Poland
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
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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
ROP3 Code: 113818
Joshua Project People ID: 18274
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 63,323,000
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
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Primary Language: Turkish (4,800 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:
Complete Bible: 1827-2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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 / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Turkish
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
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
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 Poland

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    Turkish     Europe, Eastern and Eurasia    
      Turk Poland    
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