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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prominent Jewish couple murdered in Turkey

77-year old Jak Karako and his 69-year old wife Georgia HY"D (May God Avenge their blood) were murdered in their Istanbul apartment on Friday.
Police found the bodies of Jak Karako, 77, and his wife, Georgia Karako, 69, at their apartment in the city’s Ortaköy neighborhood.
It is unclear what the motive behind the killing was, but the couple’s caretaker has fled and is considered a suspect in the murder, according to the report. Police have surrounded the crime scene and are in the process of questioning locals.
Let me guess... the housekeeper is a misguided adherent of the 'religion of peace'?
A source with knowledge of the community, who did not wish to be named, told The Algemeiner, “There is some level of mistrust against the government as a result on recent anti-Semitic incidents. Some believe that the truth about the couple’s murder will never come out, but it will be some manipulated version of what had happened.”
“There have been several reported murders of Turkish Jewish businessmen throughout the past several years, but these incidents were either never solved or were blamed on some small local disputes which the community always looked at with suspicion,” the source said.
“Karako was one of the founders of Ören Bayan, the most famous yarn brand in Turkey,” Hurriyet said. ”Famous actresses, like Türkan Şoray, have played in the brand’s TV ads. Moiz Dana, the other co-founder, died while travelling to the United States in 2009. The sons of Karako and Dana had taken over the company from their father in the 1990s. The families later sold the company due to financial troubles.”
Turkey's Daily Hurriyet reports that there are three suspects, two of whom were caught late Friday night.
An Uzbek couple, who were suspected to have stabbed the Karakos, have been detained at midnight after allegedly fled the crime scene following the murder.

Suspects reportedly confessed to murder in their first statement to the police. "When we demanded our salaries that they [the Karako couple] have not been paying for the past two months, they said they would not pay anything, as they deducted the amount from the damage we caused at their house," the 28-year-old suspect and his 27-year-old wife told the police.

A third suspect is apparently still at large but police have given no further details about him or her.
And in case you're wondering, 96.3% of the population of Uzbekistan is... you guessed it.  Jews, it's time to leave. Time to come home.

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At 12:51 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

And who exactly is invited? I think my kids, with 2 Jewish grandparents, are covered, although I don't know how they would be welcomed. But I myself may be outside the pale. I just don't know. I've heard various things about that. I do have friends there, though, who want us there. I know Israel is busy, as always, but it would be good to get it sorted and evict from authority anybody who keeps sliming the diaspora...

At 1:10 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Carl, this heartbreaking article re
Daniel TragermanHY"D was posted on Facebook, and we were devastated...and also had tears in our eyes. What his parents are going through? I can only imagine. Only 4 years old, with a long life ahead of him...it hurts to look at this precious child's photo.


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