Erdogan issues Hanukkah greeting to Turkey’s Jewish community
Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues a congratulatory message ahead of Hanukkah, calling the country’s Jewish citizens “an inseparable part of our society.”
“While antisemitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia threaten social peace today in many countries, as well as global peace, the unity and solidarity all our citizens display in our country with mutual respect, love and understanding — without any discrimination — sets an exceptional example to the entire world,” he says, adding that he hopes the holiday brings “wellbeing” to all Jews.
Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown.