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Güleryüz, Naim Avigdor
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Naim Avigdor Güleryüz was born in 1933 in Istanbul into a Sephardi family whose ancestors originally settled in eastern Thrace after the expulsion from Spain. A graduate of the Istanbul Faculty of Law, he is fluent in Turkish, French, English, and Judeo-Spanish. Güleryüz has served as vice president and, since 2008, president of the Quincentennial Foundation, also known as 500:Yıl Vakfı, a body established in 1989 in Istanbul by a group of Turkish citizens, both Jews and Muslims, to celebrate, with an extended cultural program in Turkey and abroad,…

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Stanford Shaw, “Güleryüz, Naim Avigdor”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0008740>
First published online: 2010

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