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  • Turkish-Israeli relations improve

    A flurry of Turkish-Israeli visits indicates growing trade relations between the two countries. Observers say the visits also illustrate Turkey´s attempt to use the Israel lobby in Washington to repair its strained relations with the United States.

  • JDC, Israel help Turkish urchins

    Thousands of impoverished children work on the streets of the Turkish city of Diyarbakir. A new community center, which seeks to help keep these kids from leaving their homes and schools, is the latest expansion of non-sectarian efforts by the American Je

  • Israeli foreign minister visits Turkey

    Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom’s day trip to Turkey, the first high-level Israeli visit to Turkey since the election of the Justice and Development Party, highlight’s Turkey status as perhaps Israel’s most important strategic par

  • Kurdish leader a Jew?

    Fueled by what one historian describes as a Turkish fear of being controlled by a hidden Jewish cabal, the mainstream press in Turkey has theorized that the leader of a powerful faction of Iraqi Kurds is in fact Jewish and comes from a long line of Kurdis

  • Turkish Jewish population dwindles

    The Turkish city of Edirne was once home to almost 30,000 Jews. Now, only three remain. The survival of communities like Edirne is doubtful, since most young Jews leave for Istanbul, the only remaining substantial enclave of Turkish Jewry.