Smyrna Turks Apologize to Jews for Recent Anti-jewish Demonstrations

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The apologies of leading Turkish citizens in Smyrna were presented to the leaders of the Jewish community because of the turbulent anti-Jewish manifestations which took place there.

Following the press agitation and the manifestations, a committee of leading Turkish attorneys, physicians and prominent businessmen called on the leaders of the Jewish community and expressed regret that some young Turks, incited by the press, demonstrated against the honest and peaceable Jewish population. The committee declared that they entirely disapprove of these manifestations.

The Jewish leaders of Smyrna replied that they can only repeat that they are loyal sons of the Turkish fatherland and supporters of the Republican regime.

At this meeting plans were discussed for the strengthening of the ties of friendship between Jews and Moslems and for promoting the Turkization of the Jewish population. Regular meetings between Jewish and Turkish leaders will be held, it was decided.

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