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Jews are unsafe in Turkey and should leave now

Turkey’s mercurial leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan took his diplomatic spat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a new level on Wednesday when he implicitly threatened the well-being of Turkey’s already dwindling Jewish community.

  • Michael Rubin
  • Washington Examiner

“Do not provoke,” Erdogan said, before noting that he had not yet taken any action against Turkish Jews or their houses of worship.

This is, of course, not the first Turkish government threat against its Jewish community.

A decade ago, then-Foreign Minister Ali Babacan privately told Turkish Jewish leaders that if the U.S.

Congress passed a…

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