The idea that Turkish Jews will soon pick up and move to Spain is based on the notion that they never actually integrated into Turkish society. That is absurd, Louis Fishman writes.
Buyukada, an idyllic island near Istanbul, has served as a summer getaway for Turkey’s Jews for more than a century. Tia O’Brien explores how it has remained an oasis of calm even as anti-Semitism spreads.
Israel held unannounced diplomatic level talks with Turkey on Monday to explore prospects, after Turkish polls, of restoring an alliance that was once central to U.S. Middle East policy but has soured dramatically under Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan.
Every time she prepares her newspaper for print, Karen Sarhon has her pick from dozens of submissions she receives daily from writers around the world.
The political party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its ruling majority in parliament, apparently setting back the anti-Israel leader’s bid to gain sweeping powers.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said at a campaign rally that “Jewish capital” was behind The New York Times.
Spain’s embassy in Ankara disputed a New York Times article claiming that thousands of Turkish Jews have applied for Spanish citizenship amid growing concern about anti-Semitism.
In the backyard of the Etz Ahayim synagogue in Turkey’s largest city, congregant Yusuf Arslan hollers pleasantries as he mingles with other members of the small congregation.
When the domes of Edirne’s abandoned Great Synagogue caved in, Rifat Mitrani, the town’s last Jew, knew it spelled the end of nearly two millennia of Jewish heritage in this Turkish town.