Turks in Kosovo

Until 1912, Kosovo was a territory of the Ottoman Turks. Afterward, they were part of the Kingdom of the Serbs until 2008 when Kosovo became an independent state. Currently, 19,000 Turks live in Kosovo. Approximately 60 percent of Turks live in urban areas and have occupations such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, and about 40 percent work in agriculture. Almost all Turks are Sunni Muslims, but they maintain superstitious beliefs such as the “evil eye.” Though there are numerous materials for Turks, such as Bibles, audio books, and films, most remain Muslim. In Kosovo, there are no known Christian Turks.

Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Evangelical Theological College in Albania began in 2003. Since then, the school has sent out numerous students who have planted churches or served in various ministries in Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Turkey. Pray for the students, that many would plant churches and witness to the Turks in Kosovo.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for the few Assemblies of God churches in Kosovo.
  • Pray for more workers to serve in Kosovo and plant churches.
  • As the gospel is shared, pray Turks would be receptive to the message.
  • Pray God would call Turks to Him through his Spirit.

To get involved, see the Europe Pipeline. Interested in more opportunities? See the Wide Open website.

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