Students at elite Istanbul school give Nazi salute in football match against Jewish school

Turkish Jewish leaders say they are taking action after students at Istanbul’s Üsküdar American Academy reportedly performed the Nazi salute during a soccer game against Istanbul’s sole Jewish day school.

Teens arrested for vandalizing Turkey’s largest Jewish cemetery

Five teenagers have been arrested in Turkey after the country’s largest Jewish cemetery was vandalized. The governor of Istanbul said that 81 headstones in Hasköy Cemetery were damaged.

Turkey arrests 15 IS members who allegedly plotted to target Istanbul synagogues

Istanbul police have arrested 15 suspects connected to the Islamic State terror group, who were allegedly plotting to target synagogues and churches. 

Sephardic culture festival to be inaugurated in Izmir

The International Izmir Sephardic Culture Festival, which was organized first four years ago to promote the centuries-old culture of Sephardic Jews, is to kick off this year as well in Türkiye's Izmir.

Victims of 2003 synagogue attacks remembered in Istanbul

The victims of the attacks on two synagogues in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu and Şişli district in 2003 were remembered by Turkish citizens. The 2003 Istanbul bombings were a series of suicide attacks carried out with trucks fitted with bombs detonated at four different locations in the city.

Turkish Jewish weekly Şalom celebrates its 75 anniversary

Şalom, which had started its publication life on 1947, with the Ladino motto "A lo tuerto tuerto, a lo dereço dereço (roughly translated to; To the crooked crooked, to the true true), is celebrating its 75th birthday.

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