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Israel Official Says 34,000 Turkish Jews Settled in Israel, 900 Returned to Istambul

Sabetai Dinar, head of the Turkish Department of the Israel Foreign Office, who arrived here for a short visit, declared today that 34,000 Turkish Jews have settled in Israel since its establishment while only 900–“most of whom were unprepared for the life and conditions in the Jewish state” –returned to Turkey.

Mr. Dinar conferred with senior officials of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, all of whom, he said, showed “sympathetic understanding of Israel’s problems.” He declared that Israel appreciated the efforts of the Turkish member on the U.N. Palestine Conciliation Commission to bring peace and stability to the Middle East, and voiced the hope that the Turkish people would realize that the U.N. Commission’s failure is not the fault of the Israelis.