Turk, Meskhetian in Russia

Population

53,700

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Meskhetian Turks are a Turkish-speaking people who are originally from a part of southern Georgia that borders with Turkey. However, under Stalin's policies during the Soviet Union, the Meskhetian Turks were forcefully deported to Central Asia, where they experienced discrimination and civil rights abuse. When they were finally permitted to return to their homeland, Georgia did not allow them to resettle there. Those who remained in Russia also experienced severe discrimination and harassment.


Where are they Located?

The majority of Meskhetian Turks live in the Autonomous Republic of Kabardino Balkaria, the Rostov region and the Krasnodar territory of southern Russia.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Meskhetian Turks are Sunni Muslims, but as a result of their perpetual exile and the influence of the Soviet Union, many of them are not strict adherents of Islam. Many of their traditions contain a mixture of Muslim, Caucasian and Russian elements. Family ties are very important to the Meskhetian Turks, and has played a crucial role in preserving their culture through their displacement.


Prayer Points

* Pray for God to bring healing and hope to the hearts of the Meskhetian Turks, who have been in physical and spiritual exile.
* Ask God to raise up ambassadors for Christ who are both trustworthy and loving to share Christ with the Meskhetian Turks who are living in Russia.
* Pray that the Meskhetian Turks would know the truth and saving power of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the few Meskhetian Turk believers would be a shining light for Christ to their family members and relatives.
* Pray that the Meskhetian Turks' citizenship would be in heaven.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Turk, Meskhetian
People Name in Country Turk, Meskhetian
Population in Russia 53,700
World Population 163,000
Countries 9
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Turkic Peoples
People Cluster Turkish
People Name General Turk, Meskhetian
Ethnic Code MSY41j

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian (54,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Russian 54,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1815-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1821-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1680-2011)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Central Asian (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Holy Synod (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Russian
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
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 Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General General Ministry Resources
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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