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Right-wing terror in Neukölln?

On April 5, 2012, shots are fired shortly after midnight in Berlin-Neukölln. The Turkish-born 22-year-old Burak Bektas dies. To this day, the murder has not been solved. As quickly and unexpectedly as he arrived, the perpetrator disappeared into thin air. The suspicion is that Burak Bektas was the victim of a right-wing extremist crime. Is this the work of an NSU copycat? Does the perpetrator, of whom there is no trace, come from the right-wing extremist scene? Did the authorities ignore a right-wing extremist motive for the crime? What happened on the night of April 4, 2012?

The ZDFinfo documentary reconstructs the case and takes viewers to the scenes of the crime. Among other things, author and director Carla Röthig has succeeded in speaking on camera with the friends of Burak Bektas who were with him on the night of the crime, some of whom were themselves critically injured. What memories do they have of the night of the crime?

In addition to the family, the author also spoke with their lawyer Mehmet Daimagüler, one of the representatives of the plaintiffs in the NSU trial. Alexander Huebner, chief detective at the Berlin LKA and entrusted with the investigation of the Bektas case from the beginning, and Martin Steltner, press spokesman for the Berlin public prosecutor's office, provide insight into the investigative work on the murder of Burak Bektas.

  • Director: Carla Röthig
  • Editing & Graphics: Konstantin Gramalla
  • Camera: Markus Müller
  • Production Management: Silke Benckendorff
  • Production: Beate Selchow, Tobias Fregin
  • Producer: Tim Klimeš
  • Editorial Office (ZDFinfo): Natalie Zinkand
  • Production (ZDFinfo): Stefanie Weimann