Bahar Aslan, who teaches 'intercultural competence' at the Police Higher School in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, was dismissed from her job after she expressed violence against foreigners by some police officers in her media account.
Aslan wrote: "In Germany, right-wing extremist police are conducting racially motivated checks against immigrants. My friends and I get heart palpitations when we are caught in a police check. Because all the brown assholes in the security authorities scare us. This is not just my reality, but the reality of many people in this country."
Following Aslan's statement, the Police Academy said in a statement that Aslan's employment contract will not be extended, adding that "the lecturer's current statements make him unfit to convey an unbiased, well-founded view of democracy, tolerance and impartiality to both prospective police officers and future administrative officers.
The unilateral termination of Bahar Aslan's employment contract caused controversy in Germany. Gökay Sofuoğlu, President of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD), supported Aslan and said, "Those who dismiss a lecturer are part of the racism problem in Germany."
In addition to the support, statements targeting Aslan were also on the national agenda. Michael Mertens, President of the NRW Police Union (GdP), said: "Public statements must be controlled within the framework of labor law. Anyone who makes such public statements wants to divide society. Constructive debate, yes, but not like this."
Source: Ihlas News Agency