Turkish film causes stir in Germany over anti-Semitism

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 25, 2011 22:15

A Turkish movie, Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin (The Valley of the Wolves: Palestine), with anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic undertones  set to be released January 27 has caused a stir in Germany because the date coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Turkey's English daily Hurriyet reported Sunday.

Crossing the political spectrum, Philip Missfelder, a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Party, said that the film disrespects victims of the Holocaust, and Jerzy Montag of the Green Party called the move "irresponsible."

The film contains a reprisal of the interception of the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that sailed to Gaza in May 2010, which resulted in the deaths of 9 people. Kurtlar Vadisi, the films distribution company, said it was not aware of the sensitivity of the date, German daily Die Welt reported.


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