Islamist rule in Turkey

Our contributor Andrew Bostom has authored the first article in a two part history of the treatment of Jews under Turkish rule, and it is available at Front Page Magazine. There are many fascinating issues covered in the piece, which primarily focuses on the Ottoman period. Among the provocative evidence is some indication that the Ottomans were beginning to apply to the Jews of Palestine the same treatment accorded the Armenians, but were foiled by the advance of the British into Palestine during WW I. Part two will run next Friday at FPM, and will cover the modern Turkish period. This is meaty weekend reading. Given the reinforced strength of the Islamists in the wake of last Sunday's Turkish elections, this unpleasant history may become even more painfully important.(Read Full Post)