Country: Turkey

Number of People Groups

64

People Groups Unreached

44 (68.8%)

Total Population

76,302,000

Unreached Population

75,944,000 (99.5%)

% Professing Christian

0.3%

% Evangelical

0.03 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Abaza 12,000 68,000 Abaza Islam 0.20 % 0.00 %
 Abkhaz 150,000 305,000 Abkhaz Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Adyghe 320,000 543,000 Adyghe Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Alawite 506,000 2,565,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.03 % 0.01 %
 Albanian, Tosk 67,000 2,637,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.55 %
 Americans, U.S. 7,600 186,662,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 29.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 102,000 16,374,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 1,146,000 10,560,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Arab, North Iraqi 526,000 8,442,000 Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Armenian, Ermeni 61,000 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.00 %
 Assyrian 26,000 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 95.00 % 2.91 %
 Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk 546,000 18,550,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bosniak 102,000 2,975,000 Bosnian Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 British 35,000 49,948,000 English Christianity 61.00 % 8.00 %
 Bulgarian 7,000 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Chechen 102,000 1,679,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Turkish Sign Language Islam 0.20 % 0.01 %
 Dutch 1,500 14,930,000 Dutch Christianity 92.00 % 7.70 %
 French 3,900 49,054,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
Gajal, Gadzhal 17,000 17,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Georgian 152,000 3,603,000 Georgian Islam 3.00 % 0.50 %
 German 6,100 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 65.00 % 2.10 %
 Greek 3,700 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gypsy, Domari 32,000 3,365,000 Domari Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 38,000 859,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Hemshin 20,000 20,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Herki 39,000 98,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.00 %
Hertevin 1,200 1,200 Hertevin Christianity 100.00 % 0.00 %
 Hungarian 800 11,752,000 Hungarian Christianity 89.00 % 2.80 %
 Italian 1,700 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 83.00 % 1.10 %
 Jew, Spanish 15,000 57,000 Ladino Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jew, Turkish 5,000 47,000 Turkish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kabardian 1,074,000 1,809,000 Kabardian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Karakalpak 74,000 695,000 Karakalpak Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kazakh, Qazaqi 7,700 14,062,000 Kazakh Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 Kumyk 1,500 427,000 Kumyk Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 8,217,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kurd, Turkish-Speaking 5,947,000 5,947,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Kyrgyz 1,500 4,737,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Laz, Lazuri 94,000 96,000 Laz Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Lezgin 3,000 640,000 Lezgi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Macedonian 32,000 2,051,000 Macedonian Christianity 65.00 % 0.20 %
Ossete 37,000 603,000 Ossetic Islam 6.00 % 0.30 %
 Persian 624,000 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Pomak 355,000 460,000 Bulgarian Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Pontic Greek 324,000 734,000 Pontic Islam 5.00 % 0.00 %
 Romani, Balkan 67,000 1,288,000 Romani, Balkan Islam 4.50 % 0.50 %
 Romanian 1,500 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 6,900 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 68.00 % 1.20 %
 Serb 4,600 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Shikaki 24,000 52,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 15,000 118,000 Turoyo Christianity 88.00 % 0.90 %
 Tatar 26,000 6,312,000 Tatar Islam 0.50 % 0.00 %
 Tatar, Crimean 101,000 587,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.05 % 0.01 %
 Turk 53,385,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 20,000 170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turkmen, Turkoman 1,500 9,240,000 Turkmen Islam 1.50 % 0.00 %
 Urdu 22,000 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uyghur 800 11,907,000 Uyghur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Southern 3,800 3,095,000 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Yazidi 3,000 669,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yoruk, Balkan Gagauz Turkish 423,000 426,000 Balkan Gagauz Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaza-Alevi 186,000 216,000 Zazaki, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Zaza-Dimli 1,167,000 1,167,000 Zazaki, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  64 76,302,000       44   0.33 % 0.03 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 101,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 76,403,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.3 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Turkey. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Turkey
  • Christian ministry in Turkey
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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