Tekirdağ
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Located in eastern Thrace on the western shores of the Sea of Marmara, Tekirdağ (Rodosto) is a port city in Turkey. It was conquered by the Ottomans in 1357, and its port served both Edirne and Istanbul for centuries. The city was occupied by the Bulgarians during the Balkan Wars of 1912 to 1913. By the Treaty of Sèvres (August 10, 1920), eastern Thrace, including Tekirdağ, was attached to Greece, but the region was recaptured by the Turkish army in October and November of 1922.

Although the date when the Jewish community in Tekirdağ was founded is unknown, the city’s commercial poss…

Cite this page
Omer Turan, “Tekirdağ”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 15 December 2017
First published online: 2010



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