Grand Rabbinate of Turkey condemns vandalism of Jewish cemetery in Turkey (photo)

The Turkish newspaper Zaman reported that 36 tombstones at the Haskoy Jewish Cemetery in Beyoglu in Istanbul have been vandalized.

The Grand Rabbinate of Turkey issued a statement saying: “We expect the perpetrators of this sabotage to be arrested as soon as possible.”

According to a statement posted on the Twitter account of the Grand Rabbinic Institute of Turkey, unidentified persons attacked a cemetery where the graves of the Turkish Jewish community are located. As a result of the attack, 36 tombstones were broken.

The released statement refers to the Turkish Interior Ministry and the province of Istanbul.

The statement also indicated that the case had been handed over to the relevant authorities, along with all photographs and nightly recordings stating their expectation of the arrest of those responsible for this sabotage as soon as possible.

Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin commented on the incident, saying: “We strongly condemn this heinous attack. The relevant units took steps to search for the perpetrators. We will never allow those who attack sacred values ​​and try to sow the seeds of discord and enmity in our society.”

Source: time

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