“I would say we have a political problem, because there is close cooperation between German and Turkish police, secret services,” Andrej Hunko told Sputnik.
He explained that the Turkish police and secret service are supporting Islamic terrorism in Syria, and Islamic State as it seeks to create a Sunni buffer between Syria, ruled by President Bashar Assad, and Iran.
“As long as in the background we have these political questions, I would be more careful about police reinforcement,” Hunko concluded.
According to the latest estimates, some 600 German Islamists have gone to fight in Iraq and Syria alongside Islamic State. Police note that 180 of those who have returned to Germany could radicalize local Muslims or even prepare terrorist attacks.