One-third of Jewish Community of Turkey’s Second Largest City Immigrates to Israel

One-third of the Jews of Izmir–some 4,000 persons–have left for Israel within the past two months, it was learned here today. Most of the emigrants managed to sell their property before they left. The Jewish community of Izmir is the second largest in Turkey.

Negotiations on new trade and postal agreements between Turkey and Israel are in progress, it was reported here. With the conclusion of the pacts, whish is due soon, closer relations between the two nations are expected. Meanwhile, despite the fact that Turkey has not officially recognized the Government of Israel, trade between the two countries has been increasing at a rapid rate.

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