Country: Turkey

Number of People Groups

64

People Groups Unreached

44

Total Population

76,307,000

Unreached Population

75,949,000

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abaza 12,000 Abaza Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Abkhaz 44,000 Abkhaz Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Adyghe 320,000 Adyghe Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Alawite 506,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Albanian, Tosk 67,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.0 % 0.6 %
 Americans, U.S. 7,600 English Christianity 77.0 % 29.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 102,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,146,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Arab, North Iraqi 526,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Armenian, Ermeni 61,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.0 %
 Assyrian 26,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.0 % 2.9 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 546,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Balkan Gagauz Turkish, Yoruk 423,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bosniak 102,000 Bosnian Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 British 35,000 English Christianity 61.0 % 8.0 %
 Bulgarian 7,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chechen 102,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 1,500 Dutch Christianity 92.0 % 7.7 %
 French 3,900 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
Gajal, Gadzhal 17,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Georgian 152,000 Georgian Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 German 6,100 German, Standard Christianity 65.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 3,700 Greek Christianity 91.0 % 0.4 %
 Gypsy, Domari 32,000 Domari Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 38,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.0 % 5.7 %
 Hemshin 20,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Herki 39,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.3 % 0.0 %
Hertevin 1,200 Hertevin Christianity 100.0 % 0.0 %
 Hungarian 800 Hungarian Christianity 89.0 % 2.8 %
 Italian 1,700 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.1 %
 Jew, Spanish 13,000 Ladino E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jew, Turkish 18,000 Turkish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kabardian 1,074,000 Kabardian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karakalpak 74,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kazakh, Qazaqi 7,700 Kazakh Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Kumyk 1,500 Kumyk Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,217,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Turkish-Speaking 5,947,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyrgyz 1,500 Kyrgyz Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
 Laz, Lazuri 94,000 Laz Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Lezgian 3,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Macedonian 32,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.0 % 0.2 %
Ossete 37,000 Ossetic Islam 6.0 % 0.3 %
 Persian 624,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Pomak 355,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Pontic Greek 324,000 Pontic Islam 5.0 % 0.0 %
 Romani, Balkan 67,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 4.5 % 0.5 %
 Romanian 1,500 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 6,900 Russian Christianity 68.0 % 1.2 %
 Serb 4,600 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Shikaki 24,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 15,000 Turoyo Christianity 88.0 % 0.9 %
 Tatar 26,000 Tatar Islam 0.5 % 0.0 %
 Tatar, Crimean 101,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Turk 53,485,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 20,000 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 1,500 Turkmen Islam 1.5 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 22,000 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uyghur 800 Uyghur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uzbek, Southern 3,800 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Yazidi 3,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zaza-Alevi 186,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zaza-Dimli 1,167,000 Zazaki, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  64 76,307,000 44     0.3 % 0.0 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 96,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 76,403,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
96.5 %
Non-Religious
3.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
5.2 %
Independent
1.9 %
Orthodox
71.3 %
Other Christian
1.4 %
Protestant
4.7 %
Roman Catholic
13.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Turkey
  • Christian ministry in Turkey
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches



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