Hasköy Musevi Mezarlıgı


This historic cemetery has two Jewish sections: one for Sephardic Jews and the other for Karaite Jews. Sadly, many graves have fallen victim to roadworks and vandal attacks over the years. It's next to the motorway on the hill behind Hasköy.

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