Turkish restaurant targeted in xenophobic attack

October 19, 2018 Off By Web Desk

A Turkish restaurant was set on fire in an arson attack early Thursday morning in the eastern German City of Chemnitz.

A police spokesman told Anadolu Agency that they suspected a xenophobic motive behind the attack, which caused extensive damage to the restaurant but no injuries.

Mehmet Ali Tulasoglu, the owner of the Mangal restaurant, said the attack came only a week after a similar incident when suspected far-right extremists attacked a Persian restaurant in the city.

Police asked for the public’s help on Thursday in identifying the suspects.

During the last months of August and September, Chemnitz witnessed violent far-right protests in which mobs hunted down people deemed foreign-looking, threw stones at migrant-owned shops, and attacked a Jewish restaurant.

Source: International Islamic News Agency