Turkish Jewry Feels ‘Safe and Secure,’ says Conference of Presidents Heads

Turkish Erdogan

The Jerusalem Post reports: Turkey’s small Jewish community feels “safe and secure” despite being placed in the middle of Ankara and Jerusalem’s ongoing political feud, leaders of one of the United States’ largest Jewish representative organizations said on Sunday.

Speaking to reporters at the opening of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ annual Jerusalem leadership gathering, chairman Stephen Greenberg and executive vice chairman Malcolm Hoenlein painted an upbeat picture of a government doing its best to provide security for its Jewish minority.

Greenberg, Hoenlein and around 50 other Jewish organizational leaders met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) together with the head of the local Jewish community this week, holding a discussion against the backdrop of Turkish efforts to reduce the strains in its ties with the Jewish state.

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