A state memorial will take place in Germany on Thursday to remember the victims of racist terror.

There will be a minute of silence all across Germany and flags at all federal buildings will fly at half-mast on Thursday.

The day will be devoted to remember 8 Turks, 1 Greek and 1 female police officer killed by the far-right German terror group National Socialist Underground or NSU.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver a speech at the Konzerthaus in the Gendarmenmarkt square of Berlin as part of the memorial on Thursday.
The memorial in Berlin will be attended by around 1,200 dignitaries, including the family members of the victims, new German presidential candidate Joachim Gauck, deputies, Turkish Ambassador in Berlin Huseyin Avni Karslioglu and members of the Turkish Parliamentary Human Rights Watch Commission led by a Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy from Sakarya province Ayhan Sefer Ustun.
NSU is a far-right German terror group which was uncovered in November 2011. The Bosphorus serial murders, a murder series of nine Turkish and Greek immigrants between September 9, 2000 and April 6, 2006, the murder of a policewoman and the 2004 Cologne bombing have been attributed to the NSU. The Attorney General of Germany called the NSU a "right-wing extremist group", who have the purpose to "kill out of xenophobic and anti-state sentiments all citizens of foreign origin".