When the state sanctions Turkey’s ugly anti-Semitism
Once marginal in Turkish politics, anti-Semitism has now been co-opted, if not incited, by Prime Minister Erdogan and his ruling party. How can Turkish Jews stay when they're now considered the enemy?
During the last two weeks anti-Semitism in Turkey has surged. Many of its citizens blur their criticism of the Israeli attack on Gaza with outright condemnation of Jews. Even if this trend is not unique to Turkey, the level of hate speech directed at Jews has hit dangerous levels, leaving many to even question the future of the 17,000-strong local Jewish community. In fact, open threats have been made against...
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