Commemorative event on Burak Bektaş’ birthday

On Monday, 14.02.2022, the initiative to investigate the murder of Burak Bektaş calls for a memorial event in Berlin-Neukölln.

Ten years ago now, on April 5, 2012, five young people were abruptly attacked with firearms in Rudow. The perpetrator shot indiscriminately into the group. Burak Bektaş bled to death on site. Two of his companions were severely injured. The initiative to investigate the murder of Burak Bektaş suspects a racist motive for the crime. In view of the murder and also in light of the series of right-wing extremist attacks in the district of Neukölln, which has been going on for years, the initiative demands a comprehensive investigation.

Burak Bektaş also has a place in Museum Neukölln’s digital exhibition on commemorative culture in Neukölln. The podcast Wer hat Burak erschossen produced by RBB compiles reports on the case.

On February 14, 2022, Burak Bektaş would have turned 32 years. To mark his birthday, a memorial event will be held at the memorial site in Berlin-Neukölln (Rudower Straße / Möwenweg) starting at 17:30. The call states:

On his birthday, we – friends, family, supporters and activists – will come together at the memorial site to lay flowers and commemorate Burak together. We wish to show how Burak is remembered.

The initiative to investigate the murder of Burak

The current pandemic control regulations apply to the event. The initiative calls on all participants to respect distance regulations and to wear a mouth-nose protection.

Updates are published using the hash tags #b1402 and #burakunvergessen.