Northern Kurds in Turkey

Unreached of the Day  8/06/2021

Northern Kurds in Turkey

What do you know about the Kurds? Almost everyone knows about Arabs and Turks but not so many people are familiar with the Kurds. There are approximately 40 million Kurds living in at least 33 nations across the globe. Over 50,000 now live in the USA and over a half of million reside in Germany. Most Kurmanji-speaking Kurds live in Turkey. For centuries the Turks have tried to make the Kurds into Turks by stamping out their Kurmanji language and culture.

Ministry Obstacles

Deciding to follow Christ would bring serious consequences to any Kurdish person. They are Sunni Muslim.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can build relationships with Kurds who live in the West and share the good news with them. Kurdish believers can take the gospel to their people in Turkey.

Scripture Focus

"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you."  Jeremiah 29:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this blessing will reach today’s people group soon.

Prayer Focus

There is a small number of Kurmanji-speaking Kurds who follow Christ. Pray that they find each other and receive solid Bible teaching so they can grow spiritually. Pray for a peaceful and just end to the violence in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon where many Kurds live. Pray that Kurdish refugees would have their spiritual and physical needs met. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Kurds of Turkey in this decade.

People Name Northern Kurds
Country Turkey
10/40 Window Yes
Population 9,035,000
World Population 15,959,800
Language Kurdish, Northern
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