Turkish immigrants in Germany have lost faith in the German state as a result of the murder series allegedly committed by the Zwickau neo-Nazi terror cell, a new study shows. Three-quarters of respondents fear there will be further racially motivated killings.
The authors of the study interviewed a representative sample of 1,058 people of Turkish descent living in Germany aged 15 years and over, between Dec. 5 and Dec. 15. More than half of the people surveyed -- 55 percent -- believed that the far-right terrorists were protected or even supported by the German state. About one-third were even convinced that there was "extreme" state support for the Zwickau-based neo-Nazis. Only about 21 percent believed there was no state support.