Turkish Government Indroduces Numerus Clauses Residence Neasure

The Nationalist spirit introduced in Turkish life by the Kemel Pasha Government, is finding expression in a new measure proposed in the National Assembly at Angora. The new bill aims to limit the number of non-Turks in any Turkish town to 10% of the population.

Another law introduced by the Government is intended to prohibit the foreign-speaking elements living in Turkey from forming separate national or religious communes.

These proposed measures have caused a great deal of excitement among the foreigners in Turkey, among whom are the French, Germans, Greeks, English and Americans. It is not know as yet whether the measures will also affect the Jews who have up till now been considered Turkish citizens. There are in Turkey, at the present time, 190,000 Jews. 100,000 are in Constantinople, 50,000 in Emyrna, 10,000 in Adrianople, 5,000 in Rodosta, and the rest are scattered throughout the small towns.

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