Turk in Argentina

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Turk
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People Name: Turk
Country: Argentina
10/40 Window: No
Population: 800
World Population: 61,293,400
Primary Language: Turkish
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Turkish
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
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Introduction / History

The Turks originated in Turan, a region that lies between the Caspian Sea and the Mongolian Desert. They arrived in Anatolia, Turkey (Asia Minor) in the 11th century as conquering warriors. By the year 1299, the Turkish dominated Ottoman Dynasty began ruling over what would become a vast empire, greater in area than the Roman Empire. It was the last Caliphate, an Islamic political state. Today Muslim militants lament its downfall. Over 20 nation states that you can name in today's world were once under Ottoman rule.

During the time of the Ottoman Empire a small number of Middle Easterners migrated to Argentina.

Where Are they Located?

Most of the Turks in Argentina live in the capital city of Buenos Aires.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Turks in Argentina have good relations with the Argentines.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims.

What Are Their Needs?

The Turks in Argentina are doing well economically, so believers would need to address other needs to come in contact with them. Believers who show a genuine interest in Turkish culture and cuisine could make friends with them at cultural events.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Turks in Argentina will have contact with those who follow the Lord in all aspects of their lives.
* Pray that believers in Argentina will demonstrate lives that are sold out to the Lord.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among Turks in Argentina that will spread to Turkey.

Text Source:   Keith Carey