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Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim: “We do not condone acts against our Jewish citizens’ places of worship”
Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim: “We do not condone acts against our Jewish citizens’ places of worship”
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim posted a message on his Twitter account regarding the recent protests and demonstrations that took place in front of Neve Salom and Balat Ahrida Synagogues and emphasized that Jewish citizens of Turkey have been this country’s social wealth for centuries.
Political consultations between Turkey and Israel after six years
Political consultations between Turkey and Israel after six years
Turkey and Israel political consultations took place in Ankara for the first time, after a period of six years. Istanbul Consulate General of Israel has published the following statement after the meeting that took place on Feb.1st:
Turkey’s report card on racism
Turkey’s report card on racism
Human Rights Body of the Council of Europe ECRI (European Commission against Racism and Tolerance) published its fifth report on Turkey, on October 4th. The report while noting some positive improvements in legal and institutional changes, highlights the deterioration in conditions of refugees and some minority groups and especially the rise in hate speech.
A mutual energy dialogue between Turkey and Israel
A mutual energy dialogue between Turkey and Israel
Israel´s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz came to Istanbul to attend the 23th World Energy Congress. He met his Turkish counterpart Berat Albayrak as a sign of further restoration in diplomatic ties between two countries. Energy and humanitarian aid were their main subjects of discussion.
“Majority of the 74 million people in Turkey does not even know what a Jew is”
“Majority of the 74 million people in Turkey does not even know what a Jew is”
We talked with HDP MP Garo Paylan who has recently attended “Turkey’s Current State and Minority Rights” Conference in Paris as a guest speaker about minorities in Turkey and being a non-Muslim MP.
Both praise and criticism in the human rights report
Both praise and criticism in the human rights report
In the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices published by US State Department, anti-Semitism was among the topics covered in Turkey’s report. While the report gave “Mastermind”, a documentary film, as an example for anti-Semitic comments by elected officials and media, it also emphasized number of positive steps taken by the government during the year.
Turkey was an observer at Holocaust Education Meeting
Turkey was an observer at Holocaust Education Meeting
IHRA (The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance), an intergovernmental organ founded with a goal to establish national programmes regarding Holocaust education, remembrance and research held its ordinary general assembly at Budapest, on June 8-11.
What does Israel think about the Turkey-Saudi Arabia cooperation regarding Syria?
What does Israel think about the Turkey-Saudi Arabia cooperation regarding Syria?
In the recent weeks, one of the most discussed foreign policy issues was the claim that Turkey and Saudi Arabia, with the support of Gulf countries, would launch a military operation to Syria in order to overthrow Assad regime.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Cavusoglu: “Today we once again see the signals of the tragedies that took place 70 years ago.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Cavusoglu: “Today we once again see the signals of the tragedies that took place 70 years ago.”
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu represented Turkey at the ceremony which was held to mark the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz Death Camp’s liberation where over one million people, primarily Jews were killed by Nazis.
A Historical Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in Ankara
A Historical Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in Ankara
This year for the first time a Memorial Ceremony as part of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of Holocaust was held in Ankara, on January 27th. Speaker of the Turkish Parliament Cemil Cicek mentioned the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at his speech. Omer Celik, Minister of Culture and Tourism was also present at the ceremony. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sent a special message.
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