December 17, 2006

Turkish statement on Tehran Holocaust meeting

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STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

We maintain the same views expressed in our statement dated December 9, 2005 also in the context of the conference held in Teheran on December 11-12e ntitled "Jewish Holocaust: Global Perspectives." We expressed in that statement that the Holocaust suffered by the Jews in World War II is a historical fact that wounded the conscience of humanity and that this crime against humanity had been established also by international law. We regard such initiatives which question this historical fact as misplacedand approach them with concern and grief.