In the sixteenth century, Tunisians called for help from Turkish soldiers to stop the Spanish from ruling them. The Ottomans then took control and the Tunisians became part of the Ottoman Empire. Tunisia then became a mixture of Tunisians, Turks and other people. The Ottoman Turks introduced Sunni Islam to Tunisia.
Today the Turks live near the Tunisian coast in the capital Tunis and Mahadia while some live in other parts of Tunisia. There are Turkish mosques in the country.
The Turks in Tunisia were previously privileged. By the nineteenth century they married locals and some were in good positions in their lives. Many worked in commerce and crafts. There have been merchants descended from Turks here. There are many notable Tunisians of Turkish descent.
The Turks in Tunisia speak in Turkish, Arabic and French.
* Pray that God will give the Turks in Tunisia dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Turkish people will be attracted to Christianity.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Turk|
|People Name in Country||Turk|
|Population in Tunisia||1,100|
|Progress Scale||1.1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Anatolian, Baharlu Turk, Masakhastian, Meskhetian Turk, Osmanli, Ottomon Turk, Rumelian Turk, Urum|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|Persecution Rank||32 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language:||Turkish (1,100 speakers)|
|Language Code:||tur Ethnologue Listing|
|For Primary Language:||Turkish|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1782-1985)|
|New Testament||Yes (1819-1993)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1827-2006)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Bir Ibadet Toplantisi (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Turkish|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||More Than Dreams-Ali (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Turkish, Kutsal Kitap Yeni Ceviri|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|