The Turks in Ukraine are mainly Meskhetian Turks and those from Turkey who have emigrated. They speak mainly in Turkish.
The Meskhetian Turks came firstly at the end of World War II due to problems with Russia. They were made to leave Georgia in the then Soviet Union and go to Uzbekistan. Riots took place in Uzbekistan in 1989 and they came to live in Ukraine. They live mainly in Kherson and Donetsk.
In recent times there have been more and more Turks coming from Turkey to live in Ukraine.
The Meskhetian Turks are mainly Sunni Islam but do not follow Islam strictly largely because of the Russian leaders being against religion and following atheism. There is a mosque in Ukraine in Mariupol where the Turks worship.
The Simferepol International School in the Crimea teaches Turkish, English, French and Crimean languages. This school has achieved good successes. There is also another Turkish school called the Meridian International School which is in Kiev.
* Pray that past and present troubles in the Ukraine will help lead the Turks here to salvation.
* Pray that missionaries will find the Turks here and give them the gospel message.
* Pray that Turks will have dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Turk|
|People Name in Country||Turk|
|Population in Ukraine||3,600|
|Progress Scale||1.1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|Alternate Names||Anatolian, Baharlu Turk, Masakhastian, Meskhetian Turk, Osmanli, Ottomon Turk, Rumelian Turk, Urum|
|Primary Language:||Turkish (3,600 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|