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.