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Former Ottoman Subjects Barred from Turkey

September 14, 1923
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Instructions have been issued by the Minister of the Interior with reference to the entry of foreigners into Turkey.

All foreigners, except Christian subjects of Greece, may enter Constantinople without a permit. Their passports must however be vised by a Turkish consul in their countries or by a foreign consul in charge of Turkish interests in their countries.

Armenians who have emigrated from Silicia and the Eastern Vilayets will not be admitted. Foreigners who previously were Ottoman subjects and who became foreign subjects without permission will not be admitted either. This clause affects many thousands of Jews who have been naturalized as “Palestinians”.

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