Cypriots, Turkish in Cyprus

Unreached of the Day  7/07/2019

Cypriots, Turkish in Cyprus

As the descendants of Turkish Ottoman invaders who conquered Cyprus in the sixteenth century, the Turkish Cypriots proudly maintain Turkish language, customs and traditions. The Turkish Cypriots are Caucasians; most have dark hair and brown eyes. They are known to be gentle, courteous, and hospitable to strangers. They are proud of their ethnic heritage and remain very loyal to Turkey. They are Muslim, but the people hold to folk beliefs.

Ministry Obstacles

The Turkish Cypriots maintain strong allegiance to their historic faith.

Outreach Ideas

There is a large Christian presence in the Greek portion of Cyprus. Pray that Christians will befriend the Turkish Cypriots.

Pray for the followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus today among the Turkish Cypriots, but pray for those that will soon come into the Lord's family. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together, and will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for peace and friendship between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

Scripture Focus

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

People Name Cypriots, Turkish
Country Cyprus
10/40 Window No
Population 214,000
World Population 221,000
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