LEYON, AVRAM (1912–1985), Turkish journalist. Leyon was born in Balat, Istanbul. In 1928 he started working for the newspaper Cumhuriyet and in 1947 began to publish Şalom together with Izak Yaeş. Yaeş left after a short time and Leyon continued to publish Şalom alone until 1983. In 1984 he sold the rights to use the name to the Jewish community and died shortly afterwards.
L. Haleva, "Avram Leyon ile Şalom'un 37 yılı," in: Şalom (Oct. 31, 1984); S.H. Kohen, "Avram Leyon Z'L," in: Aki Yerushalayim (Dec. 26–27, 1985), 70.
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