After the attack in Ankara, the Turkish community warns against an escalation of violence in Germany. Turkish political parties speak of an agitated atmosphere but not everyone agrees with the warnings.
Until now, there have only been isolated cases – but fear is growing that the conflict in Turkey could ignite in ethnic communities in Germany. Last week, the Berlin office of the pro-Kurd Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was the target of an arson attack. Unknown suspects threw a Molotov cocktail in the office that had just opened for the election campaign in Berlin. Residents noticed the fire and put it out. Two weeks before that, the office of the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) in Hamm, Germany, was hit by a suspected arson attack. The UETD is a lobby group for the Turkish government and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).