Bozdag slams German courts
Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag complained about the different treatment meted out to the sole survivor of a neo-Nazi cell and five Turks accused of killing a German. "There is a defendant who is suspected of killing 10 people in the neo-Nazi trial, and her trial is continuing in a very comfortable setting. No one opposes that, but there is another ongoing case in Berlin where five Turks are being tried for allegedly killing a German citizen. Procedural law is the same but they were brought into the court in a glass cage," Bozdag said, adding, "One of them is a member of a terror group and stands on trial for racism. In the other case, they have no such record. If you look at it, if he killed someone he was a murderer but the other one is also a murderer. But if courts made separate judgments and different procedural implementations, then people would ask: Where is justice? Where is conscience? Where is the state of law?"