Israel says Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial service

January 28, 2015 11:01 PM

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Israel says Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial service

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday accused a senior Turkish official of "misusing" a Holocaust commemoration to criticize Israeli policy, the latest exchange in a bitter row between the former allies.

Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek late on Wednesday addressed members of Turkey's tiny Jewish community and others at a Holocaust Memorial Day event and said rising anti-Semitism was linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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