ANKARA, Turkey — The Turkish government said it would return hundreds of
properties that were confiscated from religious minorities by the state
or other parties over the years since 1936, and would pay compensation
for properties that were seized and later sold.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement on Sunday to
representatives of more than 150 Christian and Jewish trusts gathered at
a dinner he hosted in Istanbul to break the day’s Ramadan fast. The
government decree to return the properties, bypassing nationalist
opposition in Parliament, was issued late Saturday.
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