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Although 98% of the population is Muslim, Turkey has been officially secular since the early 1920s. Two-thirds of the Muslims in Turkey belong to the Sunni branch of Islam. The other third are Shiites. The Kurds are also Sunni Muslims. Christians now make up less than 2% of the population; these include Greek Orthodox, Armenians (Gregorians,) Armenian Apostolic, Nestorians (Chaldeans), Syrian Uniats, Greek Uniats, Roman Catholics and Protestants. The Jews in Turkey number only some 20,000.[1]

Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic denominations, visit this page:Turkey Church Records

Islamic Records[edit | edit source]

Jewish Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Jewish denominations, visit this page: Jewish Records

Orthodox Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Eastern Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox denominations, visit this page: Turkey Church Records

Protestant Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Protestant denominations, visit this page:Turkey Church Records


Main article: Turkey Church Records


References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Turkey,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.