Turkish synagogue restored in Izmir
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Turkish synagogue restored in Izmir

Once project is complete, building will be turned into a museum

Izmir, Turkey (photo credit: Yılmaz Uğurlu/Wikimedia Commons/File)
Izmir, Turkey (photo credit: Yılmaz Uğurlu/Wikimedia Commons/File)

The Turkish city of Izmir is restored a 17th-century synagogue at risk of collapse.

Reconstruction of the Beit Hillel Synagogue began about a year ago. At the time, only the facade was intact; the remainder largely had been destroyed by a pair of fires.

Once the reconstruction is completed, the structure will be turned into a museum, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.

“Izmir is the city of tolerant people,” city authorities were quoted as saying. “This project is a result of this understanding.”

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