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Jewish writer murdered in Turkey, antisemitism suspected as motive

The popular Turkish-Jewish author Beki İkala Erikli, has been found murdered in Istanbul.

Erikli was found shot outside her office in Istanbul.

It was reported in the Turkish press that she had been shot three times in the afternoon, and was found lying in a pool of her own blood.

She is married to a Turkish Muslim man, and briefly lived in America before returning to Turkey.

The local Jewish community, of which she was an active member, raised concerns that this could be an antisemitic murder.

Erikli’s books were apparently popular among Turkish women.