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Sorry public and Turkish society. By a loose definition Attaturk is Jewish. I have his family tree on his Deunme side in Ottoman-Turkish dating back to the false messiah Shabetai Zvi. The question is if his ancestors were forced to convert and if on his Deunme side, he is a descendent of a mamzer (a married woman impregnated by another male), and if he is Jewish all the way on his matriarchical side. If family forced to convert, if he is not a mamzer, and if he goes back to Shabetai zvi via the women in his family, he would be 100% Jewish. I haven't yet studied and researched this. Otherwise he's Jewish by association. He and modern Turkey always wanted to downplay his controversial ethnicity (since he's the national hero who established a secular Turkish republic) of having a Jewish and a Deunme connection. He is portrayed as a mainstream Turkish Muslim who establihed a secular Turkey in order to avoidethnic and religious fighting and establish national stability.Shalom,Yitzchak KeremHistorian of Sephardi Jewry, Ottoman history, and modern Greek history.
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