Turk in Morocco


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Introduction / History

Turkey is considered to be a “link” between the Orient (Chinese and Mongols) and the Occidental (Anglo-Saxons, Slavs, Goths, and Latins). The Turk, therefore, has a knowledge and mixture of both Eastern and Western cultures. The Turks represent a great opportunity to create a “fulcrum” church movement that could reach many other Muslim people groups, especially since their language is similar to many unreached people groups throughout Central Asia.

The Turks also have a lasting legacy in the Muslim world from the days of the massive Ottoman Empire. This empire, however, did not encompass Morocco.


Where Are they Located?

Though the vast majority of Turks live in Turkey, there is a Turkish diaspora in dozens of countries throughout the world. One of these countries is Morocco, where there is a small number of Turks, mainly in Casablanca.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Relaxation is of the utmost importance to the Turk. Coffee houses are places where men meet to visit and talk politics or business. In general, the Turks are courteous, gentle people who readily show hospitality to strangers. They are also very patriotic and have a deep sense of nationalistic pride and love for their country.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the Moroccan majority, the Turks are Sunni Muslims. They share a belief in the supremacy of the Koran and the Hadith (a commentary of the Koran) for spiritual guidance. They believe that Allah is the God who created the heavens and the earth, so all our allegiance should be given to him. They fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and those who are dedicated will pray five times a day since that is what the Koran teaches. Those with the means to do so go on a pilgrimage to Mecca during their lifetime.


What Are Their Needs?

There are negative attributes of modern urban life in Europe such as drunkenness, drug use, and prostitution. Such an atmosphere can lead to an identity crises among Muslim Turks that could lead them to despair, to fundamentalist Islam, or to Christ’s answers.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Turk in Morocco.

* Pray for a “Book of Acts” type of movement to Christ among the Turks in Morocco
* Pray for the Turkish people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Turkish people in Morocco to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers Turkish disciples to make more disciples until the Turkish diaspora is reached.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Turkish communities in North Africa.


References

https://www.internations.org/morocco-expats/turkish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_diaspora


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Turk
People Name in Country Turk
World Population 63,323,000
Total Countries 68
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Anatolian; Baharlu Turk; Masakhastian; Meskhetian Turk; Osmanli; Ottomon Turk; Rumelian Turk; Urum; तुर्क
People ID 18274
ROP3 Code 113818
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Turkish (4,100 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (4,100 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish

Primary Language:  Turkish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1782-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Turkish
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
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 2 - Jesus' Baptism
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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Primary Religion: Islam
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Garry Knight  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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