Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  11/25/2021

Azerbaijani, Azeri Turk in Turkey

pronounced: uh-ZARE-ee terks

Azeri or Azerbaijani live in Igdir, where they are the largest people group, and also in Kars where they are the second largest group. They originated from Azerbaijan; many left for financial reasons. They speak Azerbaijani and Turkish. Azeri are at home generally in Turkish society, except for religious differences. Turks are Sunni and Azeris are Shi'as.

Ministry Obstacles

Azeri Turks in Turkey are Shia Muslims. Although written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in Azeri Turkish language of Azerbaijani, these people for whom Christ gave His life remain unreached.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ to begin among the Azeri Turkish people, and that a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples will move across this spiritually barren land.

Scripture Focus

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by His great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Pet 1:3

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many among this people are born again and become part of God’s family.

Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Azeri Turkish people in Turkey. Pray this will soon change. * Turkey is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be a follower of Jesus Christ today. Pray that spiritual hunger will overpower physical fear, and that churches will be planted among Azeri Turks soon.

People Name Azeri Turks
Pronunciation:uh-ZARE-ee terks
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 590,000
World Population 17,452,200
Language Azerbaijani, South
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image