Tuesday, 10 February 2015

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Turkey Only Country To Not Sign EU Parliament Speakers' Declaration Against Antisemitism

Also on January 27, 2015, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, following a roundtable discussion in Prague with 30 European countries' parliamentary speakers, the Turkish delegation was the only one to refuse to sign the summary joint declaration calling for "zero tolerance for antisemitism."

The declaration stated, inter alia: "Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life include the distortion or denial of the Holocaust with the intention of hurting Jews around the world and the State of Israel. It is imperative that parliaments, governments, international organizations and civil societies around the world adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards these phenomena."