TURKEY: Notes, Aug. 29, 1927

Riot. At the funeral of a young Jewish girl, stabbed to death and almost decapitated by one Osman Bey, who was enraged because the girl would not marry him, thousands of Jews paraded in Constantinople more in indignation than in sorrow. The anti-Turkish demonstration blocked the traffic for hours and attempts of police to control the turbulent crowd led to complete disorder. Numerous, violent clashes with the police led to the arrest of several scores of the manifestants and increased the ire of the Jewish community.

Raki. The Turkish Government decided to sell...

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