A man set an arson attack on the synagogue in Ulm.
When the investigators identify a suspect, he travels to Turkey.
Now the investigation could be stuck in a dead end.
Stuttgart / Ulm - The Baden-Württemberg state government no longer expects the suspect of the arson attack on the Ulm synagogue to be extradited by Turkey.
Turkey rejects the extradition of its own nationals to another state without exception, according to a response from the Ministry of Justice to a request from the state parliament.
According to the ministry, the suspect is a Turkish citizen with a permanent residence permit in Germany, where he was born.
Whether deportation proceedings can be initiated against the man depends on the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
The police searched for the suspect with recordings from a surveillance camera and finally identified the 45-year-old from Ulm.
A little later, the public prosecutor announced that the man had traveled to Turkey.
The investigators assume that at the beginning of June he emptied a liquid from a bottle on the facade of the synagogue in Ulm and set it on fire. Since a passer-by immediately called the fire department, the fire was quickly extinguished. The synagogue's facade and a pane of glass were damaged, nobody was injured. The act had caused outrage. dpa