No: 30, 27 January 2022, Press Release Regarding the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Republic Of Türkiye Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 27.01.2022

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate with respect millions of Jews, Roma people, disabled persons as well as targeted minorities and groups, who were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

The Ottoman Empire and Türkiye have been a safe haven where millions of people, including Jews, who had been persecuted in different parts of the world throughout history, took shelter. During World War II, Türkiye welcomed many Jews fleeing the Nazi atrocities. A considerable number of Jews were saved from being sent to concentration camps thanks to the determination of the Turkish Government and the remarkable efforts of Turkish diplomats. We also take this occasion to honour the memories of the Turkish diplomats who extended a helping hand to those victims.

This year, Holocaust victims will be commemorated in an online ceremony due to increasing COVID-19 cases.

Türkiye maintains its uncompromising stance against Antisemitism, xenophobia, racism, anti-Islam and all forms of intolerance, and contributes to international cooperation in the fight against hate-based speech and crimes.


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