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Many Jewish Families in Turkey, Faced with Unemployment, Seek Palestine Visas

January 9, 1933
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A large number of Jewish families in Turkey have appealed to the Palestine office here for aid in securing visas for Palestine.

The applicants seek Palestine residence, fearing the effects of the ordinance passed by the Turkish government and effective next June, which forbids foreigners to engage in the majority of occupations.

They are for the most part recruited from the ranks of 200 Greek Jewish families who settled in Istambul after the World War, and comprise large numbers of Russian Jewish emigres as well.

The ordinance which debars foreigners from gainful occupations was adopted on June 11 and applies to the non-employment of foreigners as musicians, printers, photographers, tailors, barbers, brokers, or as traders in certain monopolies such as the spirit, tobacco, salt and petrol trades.

Foreigners are also barred from employment as actors, officials in public utility institutions, veterinarians and chemists.

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