Cultural identity, minority position and immigration: Turkey's Jewish minority vs. Turkish-Jewish immigrants in Israel

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Toktaş Ş.

Middle Eastern Studies, vol.44, pp.511-525, 2008 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00263200802021657
  • Journal Name: Middle Eastern Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.511-525
  • Police Academy Affiliated: No


The foundation of the state of Israel attracted masses of Jewish immigrants from all over the world. Turkey’s Jews joined in these waves of migration and there remained only a small minority community in today’s Turkey. The migratory flow of Jews from Turkey to Israel resulted in the formation of a distinct immigrant community in Israel – namely the Turkish Jews – who has maintained their cultural ties with the home country