Erdoğan aide calls on Germany to enlighten deadly-racist attack in Hanau

" expects to make maximum effort to enlighten the case," said on Twitter as calling racism a "collective cancer." Kalın also extended condolences to the victims' families and a quick recovery to those injured in the , which killed at least nine people at two cafes in the western town of .

In the wake of a mass shooting in western Germany apparently targeting migrants, expects to work hard to solve the case, said Turkey's presidential spokesman on Thursday.

"Turkey expects German authorities to make maximum effort to enlighten the case," said Ibrahim Kalın on Twitter, calling racism a "collective cancer."

Kalin also extended condolences to the victims' families and a quick recovery to those injured in the shootings, which killed at least nine people at two cafes in the western town of Hanau, near Frankfurt.

Several Turkish citizens are feared to be among the victims, though this has not yet been officially confirmed.

The apparent perpetrator, a far-right extremist identified as Tobias R., 43, and one other person were found dead in an apartment in , following a German special operations raid, German daily Bild reported.

Hanau is located around 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Frankfurt and has a population of nearly 100,000.




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