Afghan in Türkiye (Turkey)


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Introduction / History

Afghans are in Turkey because of constant war in Afghanistan. Some pass through Turkey on their way to Europe while a small number settles in this country that has a different language and culture.
The vast majority of the Afghans live in Afghanistan, but there is also a large diaspora that has gone to Europe. Others live in Turkey, a nation that Afghans pass through to get out of their war-torn country. Turkey is overwhelmed with refugees from both Syria and Afghanistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Turkish government is trying to get rid of the Afghans, sometimes forcing them to return to Afghanistan or go to Iran or Pakistan.
The Afghans who settle in Turkey usually have some money and education, but because of their lack of local language skills, they are often underemployed. The more fortunate among them are able to find professional jobs. The less fortunate are forced to return to their country, which is being destroyed by the Taliban regime.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Afghans in Turkey are Sunni Muslims, though there are Shia Muslims among the Hazaras among them. All Muslims believe in Allah, the sovereign God of the universe. They are supposed to depend on him and worship him alone, but many Tajiks also look to spirits like the jinns when they are in need.


What Are Their Needs?

Most Afghans who have gone to Turkey are looking for ways to make an honest living without the hindrance of a destructive government. They usually arrive with some money and education, but they need language skills to be useful in Turkish society.


Prayer Points

Ask God to raise up prayer teams that will break up the soil through worship and intercession for the Afghans in Turkey.
Ask God to grant wisdom and favor to mission agencies that are focusing on Afghan refugees.
Ask God to encourage and protect the small number of Afghan believers. Pray that they may display the fruit of the Holy Spirit in such a way that Muslims in Turkey will be drawn to the savior.
Ask the Lord to raise up Afghan Christ followers who will make strong disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Afghani, general in Türkiye (Turkey).


References

https://www.hrw.org/report/2022/11/18/no-one-asked-me-why-i-left-afghanistan/pushbacks-and-deportations-afghans-turkey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_diaspora


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People Name General Afghani, general
People Name in Country Afghani, general
Natural Name Afghan
Pronunciation AHF-gahn
Alternate Names
Population this Country 185,000
Population all Countries 919,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 19314
ROP3 Code 115238
ROP25 Code 300066
ROP25 Name Afghan
Country Türkiye (Turkey)
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 50  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Türkiye (Turkey)
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 50  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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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 %
Primary Language Dari (185,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (185,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
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