Turk in Denmark

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People Name: Turk
Country: Denmark
10/40 Window: No
Population: 33,000
World Population: 66,709,000
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

The ancestors of the Turks founded the powerful Ottoman Empire which lasted from the 14th through the early 20th century. This 600-year empire began with raids by Turkish warriors and ended with the defeat of the Axis powers at the end of WWI. It was the last Muslim empire. Turks are proud of their history. They are also very patriotic and have a deep sense of nationalistic pride and love for their country.

What Are Their Lives Like?

A third of Denmark's Muslims have Turkish origin. In the 1950s Denmark required laborers. Many of these immigrants came from Turkey itself, as others came from the Balkans, Bosnia, Kosovo, etc. From 2014-present Europe countries including Denmark have seen an influx of immigrants from the Middle East. The Danish Turks have acclimated to European society well, some having become politicians, famous soccer stars, and actors. Since the 1950s Turkey has become a much more modern and advanced nation. For that reason, some Danish Turks are returning to their homeland.

What Are Their Beliefs?

These Danish Turks regard themselves as Muslim. They worship within their individual communities but divide from each other on political or various religious differences.

Prayer Points

Pray for the fervent believers to reach out in faith and love to the Muslim Turks among them. Pray for a spiritual hunger among Turks that will be satisfied by none other than the only Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Turks to spread far and wide throughout Europe. Pray for the Lord to provide for all the spiritual and economic needs of the Turks in Denmark.

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