Turks Give Reason for Expelling Jews
Menu JTA Search

Turks Give Reason for Expelling Jews

Download PDF for this date

The Turkish government today made public the text of the law dividing the Turkish Republic into three population zones. It was under this law that hundreds of Jews were expelled last month from Chanak, in the Dardanelles region, and from Thrace.

According to the text of the law, the country has been divided into three zones, in one of which there must be an increase in population of a “purely Turkish” race with Turkish upbringing. Only inhabitants most likely to be assimilated are to be settled in this zone and all inhabitants not possessing a purely Turkish culture are to be removed.

The Dardanelles region, in European Turkey, is one of the regions which the government is most anxious to make thoroughly Turkish because of its exposure to foreign influences.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund