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German state has decided a ‘Yes’ result in Turkey suits its interests

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It is not hard to find Turkish diplomats who use extremely critical rhetoric for the “German deep state.” According to them, this “deep state” does not want Turkey to be a member of the European Union and wants the full assimilation of Turks living in Germany. For those who do not want to assimilate, it uses tactics to discourage them from staying in Germany.

There were always suspicions, for example, of German state institutions’ fingerprints on the arson attacks that took place in the 1990s against Turkish houses.

Likewise, Turkish officials have been intrigued by the turn of events in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) murders from 2000 to 2007. In that case, Germany’s domestic security apparatus failed until 2011 to link the murders of nine immigrants and a policewoman to a three-person neo Nazi cell; instead focusing much of its investigation into relatives. Of the three-person cell, two have committed suicide and the remaining third person, Beate Zschäpe, has not revealed much during the trial.

For the German government, this is a standalone case. “However,........

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