Following Friday’s failed coup attempt some Turkish Jews say that while anti-Semitism is a given in the country, it is not linked to the clashes. Yet another Istanbul resident described fear as social media users blamed minorities for the coup that left close to 300 dead.
Israel reacted tersely on Sunday to a thwarted coup in Turkey, saying it expected a new reconciliation deal between the two regional powers following a six-year rift to be implemented as planned.
A group within Turkey’s military has attempted to overthrow the government and security forces have been called in to “do what is necessary”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday.
(JTA) — More than half of Israelis oppose the newly announced reconciliation deal with Turkey, according to a Channel 10 poll. In addition, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he is against the deal, several Israeli media outlets reported Monday. Channel 10’s poll found that 56 percent of Israelis oppose the deal that ends a…
On the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington in March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a private meeting with Israel’s energy minister, Yuval Steinitz. It was the highest level contact between Israel and Turkey since diplomatic relations broke down six years ago after Israeli forces raided a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, killing 10 Turkish activists.
Israel’s efforts to reconcile with NATO member Turkey will help enhance Israeli intelligence sharing and other security cooperation with the alliance, a NATO diplomat said on Tuesday.
(JTA) — A historic wedding in western Turkey triggered a deluge of anti-Semitic hate speech online, a leader of that country’s Jewish community said. Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, president of the Jewish Community of Turkey, said this on Sunday after some social network users responded with hate speech to his invitation to watch a live streaming video of the first…
The last viable Sephardi community on the planet is in Turkey, but even its devoted members acknowledge the challenges of living amid constant high security and anti-Semitism — and some are leaving.
BOSTON (JTA) — The Ottoman government’s massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th century was “unequivocally genocide,” the head of the Anti-Defamation League said in the group’s strongest position on the subject. Jonathan Greenblatt, the civil rights group’s CEO, also said in a blog post Friday that the ADL will support U.S. recognition of…
Long-running efforts to fully restore Israeli-Turkish relations have made good progress but need a few more rounds of negotiations, though a political shift in Turkey should not affect the process, Israel’s top diplomat in the country said.