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Italian Jews Encounter Difficulties in Turkey

Hundreds of Jews of Italian citizenship residing in Turkey are finding themselves in an awkward legal position because of the insistence of the police authorities that they present certificates from the italian consulate establishing that their citizenship was obtained before 1919 in order to secure renewal of residential permits. many Jews, unable to obtain such certificates, are awaiting a definite ruling from the Italian Government on their nationality status. the italian consulate so far has taken no action with regard to Jews automatically deprived of their citizenship by the September decree.