2 Turkish students detained for using Nazi salute on concentration camp visit

October 11, 2013, Friday/ 17:04:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Two Turkish students were taken into custody in Poland after they allegedly greeted an Israeli student group with a Nazi salute during their visit to a former Nazi concentration camp, the Turkish media reported on Friday. 

According to a report by Polish television station TVN24, the incident occurred in Majdanek, a former Nazi concentration camp near the city of Lublin, on Sunday.   

The report said that two Turkish students visiting the camp encountered a group of students from Israel and addressed them with the notorious Nazi greeting, “Heil Hitler.”

Following an official complaint by the Israeli group, the Polish police detained the two Turkish students and referred them to a prosecutor's office. The two are reportedly being accused of promoting fascist propaganda; they rejected the allegation, telling the prosecutor that what they did was an innocent joke. 

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