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Germany

2019

12

Feb

Germany closes Muslim kindergarten

Officials in the city of Mainz withdrew the license of the only Muslim kindergarten in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate amid allegations that the facility was promoting Salafism. The president of the state’s youth office, Detlef Placzek, said the promotion of Salafist materials meant that the nursery no longer adhered to the German constitution. Officials had a duty […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

01

Feb

Germany’s Lower Saxony imposes ban on DİTİB’s imams, refusing their service in prisons

The imams of the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) will no longer be able to operate in the prisons in Germany’s Lower Saxony. Announcing the abolishment of the contract, which was signed with the DİTİB to provide religious services to the prisoners, the ministry said on Tuesday that information regarding the imams will be […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah , DW

30

Jan

Germany: Police may be behind death threats to lawyer

Authorities investigating death threats sent to a prominent German-Turkish lawmaker suspect that they were written by police officers, German media reported on Wednesday. Seda Basay-Yildiz, who represented families of victims killed by a neo-Nazi terror cell, received serious death threats in recent months, after she criticized the constant failure of the intelligence and police to resolve the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , AA

29

Jan

Germany’s thousands of missing refugee minors

The increased influx of refugees to Europe in recent years has also brought tens of thousands of refugee minors to Germany, as well as other countries. Many of them vanished from the authorities’ radar after arrival, either immediately or at some later date. At the start of 2017, Germany’s Federal Criminal Investigation Office (BKA) recorded […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

22

Jan

Germany deports record number of refugees

In 2018, more refugees were transferred from Germany to other EU member states than ever before, according to an Interior Ministry report obtained by German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. The report was a response to a parliamentary inquiry by the Left Party. Some 8,658 asylum-seekers who were required to leave Germany did so between January and the end […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

16

Jan

Extreme-right wing of Germany’s AfD placed under surveillance

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right. The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

15

Jan

Turkish lawyer who took up case against neo-Nazis faces new threats

Just as Germany closes a chapter in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) saga, a new incident shows the far-right threat is far from over in the country. Seda Başay Yıldız, a German lawyer of Turkish origin for victims of the NSU gang, received a fax, this time signed “NSU 2.0,” containing insults and death threats, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerika'nın Sesi , DS

07

Jan

Federal office for IT security knew early on of data Theft

According to the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), German lawmakers informed the agency of the suspicious activity in early December. The BSI stressed, however, that it did not have knowledge of any plan to release the stolen information until 3 January, when the latest breach was able to be connected to the previous cases. The breach compromised the personal data of politicians from regional […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Haber Türk , Sputnik

04

Jan

Offered free tickets for Schindler’s List, Germany’s far right sees a provocation

A German cinema has found itself at the centre of a political row after offering free tickets to members of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to see the Holocaust film Schindler’s List. The management of the Cinexx cinema in the western town of Hachenburg told the SWR regional public broadcaster that they only wanted […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NY Times , Euro News

04

Jan

German politicians targeted in cyber attack

Hackers have leaked the personal data of hundreds of German politicians in what is being described as one of the country’s worst ever cyber attacks. MPs’ mobile numbers and addresses, as well as their emails, bills and credit card information, were published on the internet, as were photos of their personal IDs. Chancellor Angela Merkel […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Financial Times , Amerikanın Sesi