Well-known Turkish Jewish couple found murdered


(JTA) — A prominent Turkish Jewish couple were found murdered in their Istanbul home.

Police discovered the bodies of husband and wife, Jak Karako, 77, and Georgia Karako, 69, inside their apartment on Friday. They had been stabbed multiple times.

The Karakos were the former owners of Oren Bayan, a leading textile company in Turkey. According to media reports, the police are searching for the couple’s caretaker, whom they suspect of committing the crime.

Police entered the apartment after relatives were unable to contact the couple, the Daily Sabah newspaper reported.

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