People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Turk of Europe


People Group Info

Total Population: 5,060,600

ROP3 Code: 113818
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Turkish
Language: Turkish - (tur)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Turkey

Majority Located Where

  Ruhr, Germany - 505,531

  Stuttgart, Germany - 262,094

  Munich, Germany - 199,215

  Berlin, Germany - 176,730

  Frankfort, Germany - 157,766

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Brief Profile

The Turk diaspora has been established with modern migration, particularly in Western Europe residing in many countries. They are the largest people group in Turkey, as well as by far the largest among the speakers of Turkic languages.

After World War II, West Germany began to experience its greatest economic boom ("Wirtschaftswunder") and in 1961 invited the Turks as guest workers ("Gastarbeiter") to make up for the shortage of workers. The concept of the Gastarbeiter continued with Turkey bearing agreements with Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands in 1964, with France in 1965; and with Sweden in 1967.

An overwhelming majority of Turks are Muslim, most of them being Sunni (Hanafi). A very small percentage (less than 1%) are Christian or Jewish.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Christians will naturally share their faith in word and deed by becoming friends with Turks.
  • Pray that other evangelical Christians will come alongside other evangelical Christians to share the message of Jesus Christ with Turks.
  • Pray for Turks to experience a living faith in Jesus Christ.


Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
Here you find the contact details and times of 69 different church services in Berlin

resources in many languages
If you need resources and media in different languages, the best sources in Germany are on this list

Arabisch (Universität) Rostock
Als Student, aber auch als Gasthörer, mit entsprechender Anmeldung, kann man hier Arabisch bis A2 lernen. Sehr günstig.

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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
GermanyRuhrRuhr505,531
GermanyStuttgartStuttgart262,094
GermanyMunich-BayernMunich199,215
GermanyBerlinBerlin176,730
GermanyFrankfurt (Hessen)Frankfort157,766
United KingdomLondonGreater London71,242
GermanyRhein-SudRhein-Süd (Cologne/Bonn Region) 59,284
GermanyHamburgHamburg46,896
AlbaniaTiranaTirana890