Turk in Poland


Population
4,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Turks in Poland form one of the country's smaller minority groups. Many immigrated following Poland's entrance to the European Union. There are Bulgarian and Bosnian originated Turks who have immigrated to Poland as well. Poland provided a new opportunity for education abroad for many young Turks who sought their chances in the country.


Where Are they Located?

The majority of Turkish immigrants live in Warsaw or in the vicinity; but small communities of Turks are also reported in Poznań, Gdańsk and Łódź.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is a gap concerning level of education of Turks in Poland. Turks who have immigrated to Poland and are dealing with the textile or food industries are mainly secondary or primary school graduates. White collar or "expats" are university graduates with a good command of English and other foreign languages.

The majority of Turks living in Poland speak Polish. They believe that one should speak Polish fluently to survive in Poland.

There do not appear to be negative feelings among Turks against Poles. Though some do believe that Poles are biased against them, there is no evidence of terrorism or radical tendencies against Turks living in Poland. Turks residing in Poland do not feel discrimination from authorities. The bureaucracy of Poland, poses a disappointment for the Turks.

In recent years, Poland has seen a wave of Turkish immigrants who are looking for an economic niche for themselves. Earlier Turkish immigrants started as small traders and wholesalers and later became successful entrepreneurs and investors.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Among educated Turks there are many people who declare themselves as atheist or agnostic. Their former country, Turkey, is almost entirely Islamic.

In Polish cities where Turks are residing, there are mosques which are headed by Arabs or Turks. The majority of Turks prefer to go for prayer to mosques run by Turks.


What Are Their Needs?

It is a sad fact that people often must experience suffering before they are able to see their most serious spiritual needs. Turks in Poland need most of all to experience desperation for Almighty God, their Savior. Life in Poland is centered around survival and worldly success, but desperate searching one's spirit is the most important issue.


Prayer Points

* Pray that pursuits of success and distinction will be replaced with brokenness over sin, and complete obedience to the will of the Creator who loves them, and died in their place.
* Pray that Jesus followers will take advantage of God-given opportunities with Muslims to respectfully present the truth of God's Word in Poland.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Turks to emerge in Poland.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18274/PL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turks_in_Poland
https://www.reddit.com/r/poland/comments/45mcmm/im_just_wondering_what_do_polish_people_in/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/poles-and-turks-six-centuries-on.aspx?pageID=238&nID=63313&NewsCatID=438

—written by Karen Hightower


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Turk
People Name in Country Turk
Population in Poland 4,900
World Population 59,169,800
Total Countries 70
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Anatolian, Baharlu Turk, Masakhastian, Meskhetian Turk, Osmanli, Ottomon Turk, Rumelian Turk, Urum, तुर्क
People ID 18274
ROP3 Code 113818

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Turkish (4,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tur   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Turkish (4,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Turkish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1782-1985)
New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1827-2006)
Audio Bible Online
 
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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 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 GoodSeed
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Turkish, Kutsal Kitap Yeni Ceviri
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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