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Kohen, Sami
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Sami Kohen, a world-renowned columnist for Milliyet Gazetesi, one of Turkey’s leading newspapers, was born in Istanbul in 1928. As the son of the journalist Albert Kohen, Sami Kohen became interested in a journalistic career at an early age. From 1939 to 1949, he wrote articles in both Ladino and French for his father’s newspaper, La Boz de Türkiye (The Voice of Turkey). Toward the end of his high school years, with his father’s encouragement, Kohen became an intern at Tan Gazetesi (Dawn Newspaper). Following his father’s death in 1949, Kohen continued to publish La Boz de Türkiye, but he g…

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Leslie Abuaf, “Kohen, Sami”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0013100>
First published online: 2010

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