Hikmet Tanyu

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Prof. Dr. Hikmet Tanyu (1918 – 1992), from Turkey, was a scientist and college professor of philosophy and history of religions who specialized in Jewish religious history. He studied in Israel in the 1970s and wrote a book titled Jews and Turks throughout History which examines Jewish history and relations between Jewish and Turkish societies through history. This book is considered as the first serious approach to the Jewish history in Turkey.

Tanyu was also a devoted nationalist in the Republic of Turkey in the 1940s.