Archive/File: fascism/germany reuter.031495g Last-Modified: 1995/04/02 Arsonists attack Turkish property in Germany BONN, March 14 (Reuter) - A mosque and travel agents were among several Turkish properties attacked with fire-bombs in Germany overnight, but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday. The attacks were the latest in a series of similar incidents which police have previously blamed on Kurdish militants, prompting the government to ban several Kurdish organisations. In the latest attacks, one Turkish travel agency in Berlin was set on fire, and petrol bombs were hurled at two others but failed to ignite, while in Duisburg a Turkish club was targeted. In Buende near the northern town of Herford, arsonists threw petrol bombs at a Turkish mosque and into the courtyard of a Turkish house. There was no serious damage to either building. Recent attacks on Turkish property in Germany have led to the arrest of sympathisers of the banned separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and two weeks' ago authorities outlawed six more groups believed to be linked to the PKK. The PKK is waging a guerrilla war against Ankara for an independent Kurdish homeland in southeast Turkey. German media have quoted security sources saying police fear the PKK plans demonstrations and violence in Germany around the Kurdish New Year on March 21. Germany is home to more than 400,000 Kurds. During last year's festival, Kurds blockaded German motorways and clashed with police in protest against what they see as Ankara's oppression of Kurds in southeastern Turkey and against Bonn's ties with the Turkish government. Bonn banned the PKK and dozens of associated groups in 1993 after a series of coordinated raids against Turkish targets across Europe.
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