Declaration regarding the questions that were posed to us based on Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay’s statement, indicating: “Jewish Diaspora is behind Gezi protest”

Following closely from the media, we are trying to obtain information about the meaning, the scope and details on Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay’s statement about “Jewish Diaspora being behind Gezi protest”.

But in any case, based on the fact that Turkish Jewish citizens as well as other Jewish people living all around the globe may be affected and pointed as a target of such a generalization, we wish to express our concerns, and share our apprehension and worry of the consequences that such perceptions can cause.

Chief Rabbinate of Turkey – Turkish Jewish Community