Tag: Germany

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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 […]

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Suspected neo-Nazi continues to deny role in murder of eight Turks in Germany

  At the close of a four-year case, the prime suspect in a neo-Nazi ring accused of murdering ten people, including eight Turkish immigrants, continues to deny her role in the killings. Beate Zschaepe is charged with being a “co-founder, member and accomplice” of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a terrorist organisation which targeted immigrants […]

News - Features
Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

News - Global
Security stepped up after German Turkish MPs receive threats for backing ‘genocide’ motion

Eleven German MPs of Turkish heritage have been given police protection after they received death threats for supporting a Parliamentary resolution calling the deaths of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as “genocide”. The motion was passed in the Bundestag on June 2. The German Parliament’s decision has outraged the Turkish government and public, who reject the term […]

Food & Drink
Doner kebab inventor Kadir Nurman dies

His simple market stall idea has become a multi-billion pound global business The Turkish immigrant widely credited for creating the doner kebab has died in Berlin at the age of 80. Kadir Nurman, originally from Malatya in Eastern Turkey, moved to Stuttgart in Germany at the age of 26. Soon after he moved to Berlin […]