An iconic tower in the Turkish capital, Ankara, was lit up on Thursday to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Atakule was illuminated by video mapping as part of an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event organized by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.
The phrases #WeRemember and its Turkish translation, #Hatırlıyoruz, were displayed on giant screens at Atakule’s main entrance.
Separately, the Turkish Foreign Ministry also commemorated the millions of people who lost their lives in the Nazi Holocaust of World War II.
“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we respectfully commemorate the millions of Jews, Roma, people with disabilities, as well as minorities and targeted groups who were systematically murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “said a press release from the ministry.
The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 27 – the date on which the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Soviet army – as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.