“Betty and Suzette are among the thousands of Turkish Jews seeking foreign passports this year”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
by Cnaan Liphshiz
November 19, 2016

At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque. Unable to talk over the deafening singing that fills the café in the Bebek neighborhood of western Istanbul, the women turn to their smartphones to read the news. At least they try to. Turkey’s government has jammed access to the internet on this November day, reportedly to prevent terrorists from communicating with each other. READ MORE

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