"Turkey to officially commemorate Shoah for the first time
26 January 2011
Turkey will commemorate the Nazi Holocaust for the first time on Thursday, which marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at İstanbul’s largest synagogue, Neve Şalom. The office of Turkey’s chief rabbi and the Turkish Jewish Community issued a statement to mark the day. “It is humanity’s obligation to condemn the Holocaust, which aimed to completely destroy a people, to take necessary measures to prevent future genocides and to encourage efforts to educate new generations,” the statement said. It also noted that every country in the world had a duty to eliminate all forms of racism and discrimination."
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