World Bulletin/News Desk
A group that gathered outside the German Consulate General in Istanbul's Beyoglu district protested against Nationalist Socialist Underground (NSU) terrorist organization, which targeted in its racist attacks many citizens of Turkish origin living in Germany.
The protesters, made up of members of the organization "Platform of Support for Turks in Europe", carried placards that read "Germany must face the deep state," "Racism is a crime against humanity" and "Why is Merkel silent-"
Mahmut Celik, a member of the organization, read out a press statement that said the protest was aimed at drawing attention to the attacks and urging people in positions of power to act.
"Those who compete with one another to preach human rights to the whole world have remained silent, unresponsive and indifferent in the face of murders in their countries targeting citizens of Turkish origin," Celik said, adding the authorities' statements following each attack satisfy neither themselves nor the Turks living in Germany.
The group's statement called on German and Turkish societies to stand together against the attacks.
The NSU is alleged to have murdered eight people with Turkish backgrounds, one with Greek roots and one German policewoman between 2000 and 2007, in addition to committing other crimes including nail bomb attacks which wounded injuring 22 people in a district of Cologne where many Turkish immigrants live.Last Mod: 04 Mayıs 2013, 16:15