Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish political analyst Ibrahim Aqbaba, against the backdrop of the screening of the film "Shoah" in Turkey. The interview aired on Al-Alam TV on January 30, 2012:
Interviewer: Under the title of the Holocaust myth – or the so-called Holocaust – the Israeli entity occupied Arab and Islamic countries, and plundered the lands of other countries as well. It has tormented many nations, and is almost ruling the world by evoking the sentiment of the West, claiming that a certain injustice was done to it. I'd like to ask about the response of the Turkish public to the official distribution of this production.
Ibrahim Aqaqba: I don't think there is any support among the public for this film. But as I've said, there are documents that show that the Jews who were annihilated in Germany were Turkish Jews who immigrated from Iran to Germany centuries ago. There was a Turkish race that was annihilated among them. That's why Turks sympathize with [the victims of] this annihilation in Germany. This I cannot deny.