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Young Turk Movement, Jews and
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The Jews of the Ottoman Empire, unlike its other minority communities, did not have separatist tendencies, and as a result developed a special relationship with the radical Young Turks after the revolution of July 1908. Even before the revolution, which restored the 1876 constitution, members of the Jewish intelligentsia were active in the opposition to Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876–1909). Emmanuel Carasso (Karasu) was a member of the underground Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) in Salonica, as was Abraham Galante in CairoHaim Nahoum first developed a connection with the …

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Feroz Ahmad, “Young Turk Movement, Jews and”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0022420>
First published online: 2010

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