Kurd, Turkish-speaking in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  11/28/2021

Kurd, Turkish-speaking in Turkey

pronounced: kerds

Most Kurds in Turkey live in big cities, such as Istanbul, or in southeastern Turkey. Language spoken (Kurdish or Turkish) by the Kurds of Turkey is a sensitive issue, since the Kurdish language has been either discouraged or banned by the government at different times. The large number of Kurds in Turkey are seen by the government as a threat to stability, since the Kurds have long wanted their own country.

Ministry Obstacles

The Kurdish people, and most Muslim peoples, have only a partial understanding of who Jesus truly is. Pray the Lord will open eyes to see and believe.

Outreach Ideas

Focused, sustained prayer is needed to prepare the hearts of the Kurds for the good news of Jesus, and also to help them become firmly established in the faith, not wavering.

Scripture Focus

Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy. 1 Pet 2:10

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the Lord would to extend His mercy to this people group and that many of them become God’s children.

Prayer Focus

There are few Christian believers among the Turkish-speaking Kurds, but pray for them and for those who will soon join their numbers. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will learn to repent of sin quickly, and rely upon the Lord's Spirit to live a victorious life. Pray for holiness among them. Pray for the Kurds to avoid warfare with the Turkish government.

People Name Turkish-speaking Kurds
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 6,301,000
World Population 6,301,000
Language Turkish
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image