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Thousands Bid Farewell to Turkish German 'Heroine'

Thousands of mourners have taken part in the funeral of a young Turkish German woman, hailed as a national heroine of "civic courage."  Tugce Albayrak sustained fatal injuries after saving two girls being harassed in Offenbach, Germany, last month. The funeral was held at a mosque in the town of Waechtersbach on Wednesday, attended by Hesse’s state prime minister, Volker Bouffier, and Turkey’s ambassador to Germany, Huseyin Avni Karslioglu.  Albayrak’s coffin was...

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