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Turks in Germany concerned about their security
Turks in Germany concerned about their security

The Turkish community has lost confidence in German law enforcement, a community leader said.

Kenan Kolat, a Turkish community leader in Berlin, said the Turkish community has lost confidence in German law enforcement forces.

"We regarded the racists attacks 20 years ago in Solingen and Molln as individual incidents, and continued to trust in the German security. However, Turkish community feels unsafe now," Kolat said in a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of German News Agency (Deutsche Presse Agentur-DPA).

Stating that authorities ignored to acknowledge "the structural and institutional racism" in the country, Kolat said, the problems faced in "the National Socialist Underground" (NSU) murders "were singled out as individual mistakes and dysfunction in the investigation process."

NSU, a neo-nazi terror cell, killed 10 people, including 8 Turks between the years of 2000 and 2007.

-Solingen remembers the killing of 5 Turks-

Around 700 people marched on Saturday in Solingen, some 550 kilometres west of capital Berlin, to protest racism.

Five Turks were killed by ultra-nationalist Germans in an arson attack in Solingen, on May 29, 1993.


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