Management Board of Turkish Jewish Community reacted fiercely to the claims and news reports in Turkish and international media implying an alleged conflict between Turkish Jews and the recently appointed Israeli Consul in Istanbul, Yossi Levi Sfari.
Klara Perahya, editor of Saloms Judeo- Espanyol page, had passed away on September 14, 2017, at the age of 97. Klara Perahya had spent most of her life doing charity work and taking part in social events. She left behind a void that will be impossible to fill.
The diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel in the wake of the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 led to downgrade the diplomatic relations. During the Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, relations between the two countries reached a new low. In this sensitive time, Shai Cohen was appointed as the new Consul General of Israel in Istanbul. Approaching the end of his term, we discussed the present and the future of the Turkish-Israeli relations.