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Turkey Regrets Victimization of Jews in Anti-greek Riots

The Turkish legation in Israel has expressed the Turkish Government’s regrets that Jews were molested during the recent anti-Greek riots in many Turkish cities, it was learned here today.

The Turkish Government, the legation said, assures Israel that there is no intention nor tendency to affect in any form the security or rights of Turkish Jews. At the same time, the legation drew the attention of the Israel Government to a Turkish Government statement explaining the background of the riots, which began in reaction to Greek demands that Cyprus be returned to Greece.