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Jews Not Affected by Restrictions Against National Minorities


The Jewish population of Turkey, amounting to 200,000, is not affected by the new measured introduced in the Angora Assembly, limiting the liberties of the national minorities in Turkey.

The proposed bill is primarily directed against the Greeks, Armenians and Arabs in Turkey. The latter are particularly prohibited from settling in large numbers near the frontiers of Mesoptemia.

According to this measure, the national minorities mentioned will be allowed to live in Turkish towns to a number not exceeding 10% of the total population. There will be special zones created for those minorities, and they will be forbidden to live, without permission, in any other region.

Although the Jewish population is not directly affected by this measure there has been created a state of general uncertainty and anxiety, with a resultant business depression.

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