Jew, Turkish in Turkey


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Introduction / History

The history of the Jews in Turkey covers about 2400 years. The Turkish Jews form one of the main non-Muslim communities in Turkey. With the establishment of the State of Israel, they now live in a small Jewish community in Turkey. In the Ottoman Empire, the situation of the Jews was tied to the Sultan's whims. For example, Murad III wanted non-Muslims to be submissive and poor. He forbade non-Muslims to live near the mosque and high buildings. The establishment of the Republic of Turkey lessened Jewish immigration to Israel. Migration began to increase with events seen as signs of hostility towards Jews. Discrimination took place at the beginning of these events. Jews in Turkey supported the State of Israel's establishment. In 1948, with the establishment of the State of Israel, immigration from Turkey increased. These migrations were different from other forced migrations because the Jews emigrated to Israel by their own will. These people have maintained their links with Turkish culture and Turkey. These people are also strong advocates of Israel-Turkey relations.


Where Are they Located?

According to the World Jewish Congress, 95% of the Jews in Turkey live in Istanbul (Constantinople), around 2,500 live in Izmir (Smyrna) and smaller groups live in Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Canakkale, Iskenderun and Kırklareli.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Anti-Semitism is quite common in Turkey. Antisemitism is generally seen in books, newspapers, and magazines, and most of them are usually from the Islamic side. Some of them hide their names in their daily lives. Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul was attacked at least four times.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority believe in Judaism. A few have left their religion.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jew, Turkish in Turkey.

* Pray for the Turkish people to abandon any anti-Semitic thinking.
* Pray for the Turkish Jews to find Christ.
* Pray for the spread of Christianity throughout the Middle East.


References

hasturktv.com
wikipedia.org
salom.com.tr
odatv.com


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-11-22
People Name General Jew, Turkish
People Name in Country Jew, Turkish
World Population 50,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 20119
ROP3 Code 115960
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread in Turkey as L1 or L2   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Turkey
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread in Turkey as L1 or L2.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language Turkish (5,400 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (5,400 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  (1827-2006)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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 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
General Four Spiritual Laws
General GoodSeed
General Got Questions Ministry
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
97.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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