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No Bar Against Jews in Turkey, Report

August 30, 1923
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In connection with the report published in the Berlin Russian paper “Rul”, that the Angora Government intends to expel all Russian refugees, including many Jews, from Constantinople, and that it is necessary, therefore, to provide the emigrants with traveling facilities either to Russia or to other countries abroad, the J.T.A. here is informed by the United Jewish Emigration Committee that the report has no foundation in fact.

The directors of the Committee have recently received reports from Constantinople which show the situation of the emigrants in an altogether different light. Not only has the Turkish Government made no preparations for the expulsion of emigrants, but, on the contrary, it is placing no obstacle in the way of emigrants from Russia entering Turkey.

Exception, however, is made in the case of Armenian and Greek immigrants, who fought against the Turks. The reports add that there is no ground for uneasiness as to the fate of the refugees at present in Constantinople.

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