Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples

People Cluster: Turkic

Language: Turkish - (tur)

Alternate Name(s): Turkish Cypriots

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Cyprus

Also found in: United Kingdom; United States

Population: 312,000

Global Population: 615,200

PEID: 48852

ROP: 102345

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity

Overview: The Turkish Cypriots of Cyprus, numbering 312,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Turkic people cluster within the Turkic Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 615,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Turkish. The primary religion practiced by the Turkish Cypriots 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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