Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkish

Language: Balkan Gagauz Turkish - (bgx)

Alternate Name(s): Anatolian Gagauz

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Türkiye

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Population: 90,000

Global Population: 90,000

PEID: 24597

ROP: 117023

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Yoruk of Türkiye, numbering 90,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Turkish people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Türkiye. Their primary language is Balkan Gagauz Turkish. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruk is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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