Turk in Libya

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People Name: Turk
Country: Libya
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 30,000
World Population: 61,261,200
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

During the Ottoman empire, the Turks ruled Libya beginning in the middle of the sixteenth century. Turks came to live in Libya then and Turkish soldiers married Arab women. The Ottoman Turks introduced the Hanafi School of Islam to the Libyans. From the last twenty-five years of the last century and onwards more Turks have come to live in Libya.

Most of the Libyan Turks live in Misrata and there is a large number of them living here. Some also live in Tripoli and the Libyan Sahara. They speak Turkish and Arabic. Islam is their religion.

Recently organizations have been formed that brings notice of the Libyan Turks and promotes their culture.

Prayer Points

* Pray that as the Turkish Libyans read the Koran about Jesus they will then read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.

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