Turkey disappointed with German failure over fire perpetrators

Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security Celik met with the representatives of Turkish non-governmental organizations in Berlin on Monday at the Turkish House.

Turkey disappointed with German failure over fire perpetrators

Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security, Faruk Celik, said Monday that the Turkish people are saddened over the lack of arrest of the perpetrators of the Ludwigshafen tragedy, a fire incident which took place in February 2008 killing nine Turks.

It is painful to see that the perpetrators of the Ludwigshafen fire have not been arrested yet and the file remains to be open, Celik stressed.

Faruk Celik met with the representatives of Turkish non-governmental organizations in Berlin on Monday at the Turkish House.

Asked about what he thinks on the Ludwigshafen tragedy, Celik said that "such painful tragedies should not be repeated. We are worried over the fact that the perpetrators of this incident are still at large and the file remains open. I believe that the German government is 'doing what it can' in this case."

We have informed German authorities that every one must do something so that similar incidents do not get repeated, Celik said.

A special ceremony will take place in Ludwigshafen on Tuesday to remember the nine Turks killed in a fire last year. Maria Bohmer, the German commissioner for migration, refugees and integration, will attend the ceremony.

Celik is in Germany upon an invitation by the German Labor and Social Security Minister Olaf Scholz.

Faruk Celik will return to Turkey on Tuesday afternoon.


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