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Jews’ Long History in Turkey

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/jews_long_history_in_turkey_20031121

The Jewish presence in Turkey usually is dated to 1492, when the Ottoman emperor Beyazit II welcomed Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition to his territory. In fact, though, Jewish life in the area has been traced back to at least the fourth century B.C.E.

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