'Collective Trauma' Turkish Ambassador Understands Fears of Extremism

Shortly after a fire in southwestern Germany killed eight people of Turkish origin, officials in Ankara stepped in. German police have downplayed the possibility of the fire being racially motivated, but Turkish Ambassador Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu tells SPIEGEL such statements sow mistrust.
Turkish ambassador Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu (left) carries the coffin of one of the children killed in the fire.

Turkish ambassador Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu (left) carries the coffin of one of the children killed in the fire.

Foto: Marijan Murat/ dpa