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Arrested Jewish Member of Turkish Parliament Dies on Island

December 1, 1960
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Joseph Salmona, one of the two Jewish members of the old Parliament, who was arrested with other members of parliament following the overthrow of the Menderes Government, died of a heart attack on Yassiada island, where he was under detention pending trial, it was reported here today.

A leading member of the Democratic party since its establishment in 1946, he was elected to Parliament in 1957. Along with Isaac Altabev, a second Jew, and other deputies, Salmon was charged with violating the Turkish Constitution. He was active in Jewish communal affairs and served as secretary of the Grand Rabbinate under the late Chief Rabbi Raphael Saban, until his election to Parliament.

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