Event: Law Concerning Land Purchase by non-Ottoman Subjects, 7 Safar 1284

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The right to own real property in the Ottoman Empire, hitherto restricted to Muslims and Ottoman citizens, is extended to foreigners. While Europeans (both Jews and non-Jews) trying to settle in Palestine had previously found ways to illegally circumvent the prohibition, access to the land market is now fully open to them.

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Timeline Date: 
1867/6/10
Computed Date: 
1867/06/10
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