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First Intermarriage in Modern Turkey Attracts Wide Public Attention

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The rapidly changing condition of Jewish life in Turkey following the adoption of the Swiss Civil Code was evidenced when the first mixed marriage of a Jewish girl and a Turk took place here.

The marriage of the Jewish girl, who is from Angora, and a Turkish postal official, is the first mixed marriage since the adoption of the Swiss Code. Before the adoption of the Code, the registration of Jewish marriages rested with the rabbinate. Under the provisions of the Code, civil marriages are considered valid and the registration of marriages was transferred to the civil authorities.

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