AZL flag holder TransparentThe Donmè (converts) are decedents of the approximately 300 families among Sabbatai Zevi’s (false messiah and founder of the Sabbateans) followers who converted to Islam with him. Secretly continuing Jewish observances the Donmè were to have disproportionate power and influence (in light of their number) on both the Ottoman Empire and on the Young Turks the later who perpetrated the Armenian genocide.

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