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Former Jewish Deputy of Turkish Parliament Sentenced in Political Trial

September 18, 1961
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One Jew is among former deputies of Turkey’s parliament found guilty of “violating the Constitution” in the long trials of members of the former Turkish Government, just concluded at Yassiada. He is Isaac Altabev.

He was sentenced by the court to four years’ imprisonment, plus four months’ exile in the central Turkish town of Kayseri. He was also deprived of his civic rights. The sentence meted to Mr. Altabev was similar to the penalties imposed on most members of the former Parliament tried by the Yassiada court.

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