As the descendants of Turkish Ottoman invaders who conquered Cyprus in the sixteenth century, the Turkish Cypriots proudly maintain Turkish language, customs and traditions. The Turkish Cypriots are Caucasians; most have dark hair and brown eyes. They are known to be gentle, courteous, and hospitable to strangers. They are proud of their ethnic heritage and remain very loyal to Turkey. They are Muslim, but the people hold to folk beliefs.
The Turkish Cypriots maintain strong allegiance to their historic faith.
There is a large Christian presence in the Greek portion of Cyprus. Pray that Christians will befriend the Turkish Cypriots.
There are few if any followers of Jesus today among the Turkish Cypriots, but pray for those that will soon come into the Lord's family. Pray they will faithfully fellowship together, and will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for peace and friendship between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14