London (Sep. 17)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The anti-Jewish agitation which is now going on in Turkey as a result of the Jewish protest demonstration against the murder of the Jewish girl Elsa Niego by the Turkish official, Osman Bey, is strongly condemned by the London Express.
The Constantinople correspondent of the newspaper wires that the entire Jewish community is excited and is in greatest apprehension concerning future developments. This fear was increased due to a number of excesses where the windows of Jewish homes were smashed and because of the agitation started to boycott Jewish firms.
The proceedings against the nine arrested Constantinoule Jews were adjourned three times in order to obtain additional evidence against them. The trial, it was stated, will be resumed next week.
In an editorial devoted to this matter the Sunday Express will say tomorrow: “The anti-Jewish feeling in Turkey reminds one of Russia at her worst. The persecution of Jews as the annals of many nations testify is more than a sign of fear, it is a certain prelude to a generation of defeat.”