Boycott calls against Turkish-Jewish writer prompt anti-Semitism row

The 57-year-old Levi has published more than 10 novels so far.

Calls for a boycott of Israeli products circulating on social media have been extended to novels penned by Mario Levi, an acclaimed Turkish writer of Jewish descent, drawing criticism of overt anti-Semitism.

The author of many awarded books, including “Istanbul was a Fairy Tale,” expressed his sorrow over the Israeli assault on Gaza and regret about the campaign.

“Words are not enough to tell how much the tragic war in Gaza and the death of innocent children is afflicting me with pain. I was meant to experience this too in the country that I love to my bones,” Levi said.

Levi also criticized the one-sided coverage of the events by the Turkish media, arguing that such reports could lead people to such reaction…