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Israeli Officials Slam Turkey for Using Holocaust Remembrance to Criticize Jewish State

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Survivors at the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Photo: Tazpit.

Reuters – Israel on Wednesday accused a senior Turkish official of “misusing” a Holocaust commemoration to criticize Israeli policy, the latest exchange in a bitter row between the former allies.

Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek late on Wednesday addressed members of Turkey’s tiny Jewish community and others at a Holocaust Memorial Day event and said rising anti-Semitism was linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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