KARASU, ALBERT (1885–1982), journalist. Karasu was born in Salonica. After studying political science in Switzerland, in 1918 he established the French language newspaper Le Journal d'Orient. In 1922–23 he covered the Lausanne Treaty negotiations. The newspaper was closed down in 1971.
N. Benbanaste, Örneklerle Türk Musevi Basınının Tarihçesi (1988); S. Kaneti, "La disparition du dernier quotidien de langue française à Istanbul: Le Journal D'Orient," in: Presse Turque et Presse de Turquie Actes Des Colloques d'Istanbul (1988), 65–69.
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