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Turkey

Turkish actor claims Jews made the Bible into political book

The Torah has been falsified by the Jewish rabbis, Turkish actor Bahadir Yenişehirlioğlu said in an interview on Turkish television.

Turkey’s Jewish community celebrates Victory Day in Büyükada synagogue

Turkey’s Jewish community celebrated August 30 Victory Day in a synagogue in Büyükada, the largest of Istanbul's Prince Islands.

Turkish paper publishes letter claiming Jews train dogs to attack Muslims

A popular Turkish newspaper has allowed a blatantly antisemitic reader’s letter claiming that Jews training dogs to attack Muslims to be published on its website.

Firebomb thrown at synagogue in Turkey

A man threw a Molotov cocktail at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Izmir, Turkey. The firebomb fell to the sidewalk and did not damage the synagogue.

Turkish Jewish community holds iftar dinner for Muslim neighbours

Members of the Jewish Community of Turkey held an Iftar, a Muslim fast-breaking during Ramadan, in the north-western province of Edirne on Monday.

Turkey’s Jews denounce tabloid claim that Jews manipulated markets ahead of 2016 coup attempt

A pro-government newspaper in Turkey has been condemned by the country’s Jewish community after it accused “Jewish businessmen” of engaging in suspicious transactions in the run-up to the abortive coup of 2016.

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