Turkish group to press charges against German nationalist
BERLIN – The Associated Press
The head of a leading Turkish immigrant group in Germany has said he’s pressing charges against a politician from Germany’s nationalist party for insulting Turks as “camel drivers” and immigrants with dual passports as a “homeless mob we no longer want to have here.”
Gökay Sofuoğlu told The Associated Press on Feb. 15 that the Turkish Community in Germany is preparing charges based on discrimination and incitement. “It’s high time Germans realize the danger coming from the far-right,” Sofuoğlu said.
Andre Poggenburg, a regional leader of the anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany Party, or AfD, made the comments in a speech on Feb. 14 in Nentmannsdorf in Saxony. Supporters shouted “deportation, deportation” as Poggenburg used vulgar expressions about Germany’s four-million-strong Turkish immigrant community.
The AfD was elected to Germany’s parliament for the first time in September.