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Turkey

Vast database of Jewish cemeteries in Turkey launched

A vast digitised database of Turkish Jewish cemeteries has just been launched online and made available to the public by the Goldstein Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University.

Turkey’s synagogues to re-open as lockdown eases

Turkey’s Jews are preparing to open synagogues in Istanbul after three months of closure due to the country’s coronavirus lockdown measures.

Turkish Jewish community sends Shavuot greetings

The Turkish Jewish community has published a YouTube video featuring members of the community singing Al Kol Eleh in Hebrew and in Ladino and sending Shavuot greetings.

Former President of the Turkish Jewish community Yakup Barouh succumbs to COVID-19

Turkish Jewish leader Yakup Barouh has succumbed to the coronavirus. He was 75 years old. May his memory be a blessing.

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.

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