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December 23, 1928
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An intensive campaign under the slogan: “Patriots, speak Turkish,” is now in progress in Kemal Pasha’s domain.

The campaign is directed against the Sephardic Jews, as well as the other minorities. Objection to the use of Espanolic by the descendants of the exiles from Spain is being voiced at public meetings and in the press.

In a statement issued, Prof. Abraham Galante of the University of Constantinople declares that he has no doubt that in the course of fifty years, the Turkish Jews will have abandoned Espanolic in favor of Turkish. He pleads, however, with the Turkish patriots not to press the matter, as a sudden change is impossible.

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