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Turkey

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.

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.

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