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Threaten to Expel Large Number of Jews from Constantinople

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A large number of Jewish residents in Constantinople are threatened with expulsion if they do not voluntarily leave prior to February 6, 1929, it was learned following the discussion by the League of Nations Assembly of the question of the new refugees from Turkey.

The matter was referred to the Nansen Commission for the preparation of a plan. It appears that Kemal Pasha, carrying out his slogan of “Turkey for the Turks,” gave notice to all non-Turks who are residents of Constantinople to leave the city before February 6, 1929. A large number of those affected by the order are Jews. The distribution of these refugees among other countries presents a very difficult problem, especially in regard to the Jewish refugees, who were engaged in trade and the professions but are not agriculturists or land workers who might be easily placed elsewhere.

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