Tag: German-Turks

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Calls for restraint as tensions simmer in Germany over Turkey’s Syria operation

Officials in Germany have called for restraint between the country’s Turkish and Kurdish communities after five people were reportedly injured during a protest against Turkey’s military operation in north-eastern Syria. Violence broke out on Monday, 14 October, when a group of around 350 demonstrators marching through the western city of Herne were “provoked” by a […]

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Frankfurt underground stop named in honour of hero teenage Turk

An underground train station in Frankfurt, Germany, has been named after a Turkish teenager who lost his life trying to help a person who had fallen onto the tracks. The Ostendstraße stop on the city’s S-Bahn underground system will now also be known as Alptuğ-Sözen-Station, according to German media reports. New signs in memory of […]

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Arson attack on Turkish owned mosque in Germany

A deliberate fire at a mosque in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, has caused extensive damage to the building, but thankfully there were no casualties. Ömer Oral, head of Hagen’s Ulu Mosque, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the arson attack took place on Saturday morning. The assailant is believed to have set fire to six wheelie bins […]

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Germany’s first female imam Seyran Ateş slams influence of foreign-funded Muslim clerics

A Turkish Kurdish lawyer and imam has created waves by attacking European mosques and clerics that are funded by foreign governments, including Turkey. Feminist Seyran Ateş, who founded the liberal Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin in 2017 where men and women pray together, claims foreign influence drives Islamic extremism in Europe, and prevents a tolerant […]

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Berlin’s famous döner kebab shop becomes new face of fashion giant Diesel

  On August 31, just a few days after Germany was shaken by violent riots of neo-Nazis and other far right supporters, Italian fashion giant Diesel put Turks and one of their national dishes, döner,  in the media spotlight by announcing a collaboration with Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap in Berlin. The story has gone global, capturing […]

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Popstar Tarkan becomes a father, introduces world to baby Liya

  Turkey’s megastar Tarkan proudly announced the arrival of his first child on social media last night. Posting a picture of his new baby daughter, the international pop star wrote “Our daughter ‘Liya’ has arrived in the world JLike the sun, she was born into our lives. It is impossible to say with words, we […]

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Neo-Nazi gets life for racist murders of eight German Turks

Beate Zschäpe has been found guilty of ten racially-motivated murders by a German court. A five-year trial determined that she was a member of a neo-Nazi gang behind the murder of eight Turks, one Greek, and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The Munich state court’s verdict, given on Wednesday 11 July, carries an […]

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Merkel agrees to upper limit on migration after slim election victory

Angela Merkel has agreed to limit migrant numbers entering Germany to 200,000 annually in order to appease allies in coalition talks after a poor showing in last month’s general elections. Despite winning the most votes, Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) took a bruising from […]