Turkey

Israel, Turkey on verge of strategic deal

June 23, 2016

Turkish diplomats said this week that a deal on the restoration of diplomatic relations with Israel will most likely be signed on July 2.

A meeting between the two countries' senior representatives is to take place on Sunday, where the final details of the agreement are to be worked out.

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'Erdogan has fallen for classic hate theory'

May 26, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly has a long-standing disagreement with his deputy prime minister over the existence of a shadowy financial group that is said to be conspiring to bring down the country.

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Oy gevalt! Yiddish comes from Turkey, say academics

By Simon Rocker, April 27, 2016

Yiddish began as a secret language invented by Iranian Jewish traders who travelled the Silk Road, a group of researchers has claimed.

According to their analysis of the genetic ancestry of Yiddish-speakers, Ashkenazi Jewry originated in a group of north-eastern Turkish villages rather than in Germany as often thought.

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Israelis visiting Turkey warned to leave as soon as possible as terror threat rises

By JC Reporter, April 10, 2016

Israel has urged its citizens in Turkey to leave as soon as they can.

The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau advised visitors to Turkey to “avoid crowded tourist areas, follow instructions of local authorities and get out as soon as possible”.

According to Israeli media, the warning followed a “sharpening of the high level of threat in Turkey”.

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'Daesh planning attack on Jewish children in Turkey'

By JC Reporter, March 28, 2016

Daesh terrorists are believed to be targeting Jewish children in Turkey, with an attack expected in the next few days.

According to Sky News, Turkish authorities have obtained intelligence that an incident is “imminent”, with the most likely target a school and community centre at a synagogue in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul.

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Turks sympathise but détente long way off

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 23, 2016

Last Thursday evening, 36 hours before the suicide attack in Istanbul, the IDF deputy chief of staff, Major-General Yair Golan, made an unguarded and unplanned remark on the Israeli-Turkish relationship during a conference in Bar Ilan University.

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Daesh 'will hit more Israelis' abroad

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 23, 2016

Following the terrorist attack in Istanbul on Saturday, security experts have warned that attempts to murder Israelis abroad by Daesh are a foregone conclusion.

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Istanbul suicide bomber was Daesh terrorist, says Turkish government

By Naomi Firsht, March 20, 2016

A Turkish terrorist working for Daesh was responsible for the suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed at least four people, according to Turkey’s interior minister.

Three Israelis were among the dead and 11 among the 36 people injured in the attack on a busy shopping street on Saturday.

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Israeli victims killed in the Istanbul suicide blast have been named

By JC Reporter, March 20, 2016

Israeli victims killed in the Istanbul suicide blast were named on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, a suicide bomber killed four people and wounded 36 others, including 11 Israelis in a busy shopping district in central Istanbul.

Avraham Goldman, 69, was named as the third Israeli victim killed in the deadly blast.

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Three Israelis feared dead in Istanbul suicide bombing

By JC Reporter, March 19, 2016

Three Israelis were believed to be among the five people killed in the suicide bombing in the centre of Istanbul on Saturday morning.

According to Turkish officials, at least 11 Israelis were among the 36 injured in the attack, two of them seriously hurt.

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