ANKARA–Israel’s Ambassador to Turkey seems to have rediscovered the measuring stick yet again–saying that it is inappropriate to link the Holocaust of the Jews and the Armenian genocide.
Turkish Daily News quoted Ambassador Pinhas Avivi as saying in an exclusive interview to Hurriyet–"It is wrong to draw similarities between the Armenian genocide and Jewish genocide. The Holocaust was a political decision to eradicate an entire people from the earth. I really respect the decision of the Turkish Government and Turks to leave the issue to the historians. Not the politicians but the historians should discuss the matter. Turkey opened its archives and this is vital."
He also gave assurances that Israel was not acting against Turkey’s interests in northern Iraq. "If a Kurdish state is established in the North–a Shia state is also established in the middle–and we do not want to see that. We want a democratic and united Iraq" he added.