Citizenship and Minorities: A Historical Overview of Turkey's Jewish Minority

  title={Citizenship and Minorities: A Historical Overview of Turkey's Jewish Minority},
  author={Sule Toktas},
  journal={Journal of Historical Sociology},
  • Sule Toktas
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Historical Sociology
Citizenship in Turkey is one of the major instruments of nation-building. The legal framework that Turkish citizenship rests on is universal and equal. The non-Muslim minorities – the Armenians, the Greeks and the Jews – however are granted special group rights in the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. Despite the protection of minorities and their rights in the treaty, the non-Muslim minorities, from time to time, had been superceded by the universal norms of citizenship in Turkey. This study discusses… 
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