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Turk in Spain

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

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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 eleventh century as conquering warriors. By the year 1299, the Ottoman Dynasty began ruling over what would become a vast empire, greater in area than the Roman Empire, and held the Caliphate whose demise is still lamented by Islamicists. Over 20 states fell under Ottoman rule, including Southern Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. This huge empire lasted until Turkey became a republic in 1923. Since the 1920s modern Turkey has become a secular, developed nation that sits literally and symbolically, between the Christian West and the Muslim East.

Turkey is considered to be a "link" between Asia and the West. Some would like for Turkey to become part of the European Union, and thus become more Western, but in recent years, Turks have been more inclined to favor their Islamic past.

Where are they located?
Turks who have migrated to Spain live mainly in Barcelona, Madrid and Alicante. There is a smaller Turkish community in Andalusia and the Balearic Islands.

What are their lives like?
Relaxation is of the utmost importance to the Turks in Spain. 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. For this reason, they feel defensive when someone brings up the atrocities of the Ottoman Empire or the Armenian Genocide.

Turks in Spain have become great artists and athletes, although most have more ordinary jobs.

What are their beliefs?
Turks have been Sunni Muslim for centuries. They are not that devout, but Islam is a non-negotiable part of their culture. To turn away from Islam, even for a marginal Muslim, is unacceptable.

What are their needs?
Although the Turks have Christian resources (both the Bible and the JESUS Film have been translated into Turkish) available to them in their language and mission agencies have worked among them, they remain Muslim. Prayer alone has the power to break through the strongholds of Islam. Intercessors are needed to daily stand in the gap and pray for the salvation of these precious people.

Negative attributes of modern urban life such as drunkenness, drug use and prostitution exist among Turks. Such an atmosphere can lead to identity crises that could lead individuals to Christ, to fundamentalist Islam or to destruction.

Prayer Points
* Pray that churches and mission organizations will accept the challenge of reaching the Turks in Spain.
* Ask God to give Turkish believers boldness to share the gospel with Turks in Spain.
* Pray that God will grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies focusing on the Turks.
* Ask the Lord to save key leaders among the Turks who will boldly influence their people to give Jesus a chance to transform their lives and communities.
* Pray that many Turks living in Spain will be reached with the gospel and will take it back to Turkey.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18274/TU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18274/GR
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_in_Spain

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Country: Spain
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
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
तुर्क
ROP3 Code: 113818
Joshua Project People ID: 18274
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,900
Population all Countries: 61,293,000
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 (2,900 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 / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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
GeneralGoodSeed
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 MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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