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Turcophobia

2018

11

Oct

Germany prepares to ban Turkish imams

German Interior Ministry sent out invitations to all religious groups in Germany convening them in Berlin on October 16th to discuss the working conditions of foreign religious workers. However, certain words on the invitation made the leaders of the Turkish Muslim community to believe Germany is about to ban Imams coming to Germany to work […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Diaspora Daily

27

Aug

Swedish party expels member of Turkish origin Mikail Yuksel

Mikail Yuksel, a Swedish politician of Turkish origin, has been expelled from Sweden’s Centre Party ahead of elections scheduled for Sept. 9, 2018. “I have been expelled for not speaking against Turkey and on the pretext that my father is a former [central Konya province’s district of] Kulu mayor of MHP [Nationalist Movement Party],” Yuksel, […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Anadolu Agency

27

Jul

Study reveals racism against Turkish students in Germany

With anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish sentiment on the rise in Germany, a study by the German University of Mannheim illustrated how Turkish students are being discriminated against by their prospective teachers. For the study released on Monday, 204 people studying teaching were asked to grade two identical exam papers, penned by an eighth-grader. The difference was […]

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Country: Germany
Source: A News , Anadolu Ajansı

23

Jul

Austria bans driver license exams to be held in Turkish

Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their theory test in Turkish, the transport ministry said on July 21, blaming the cost of translating the exam. Of the nearly 300,000 theory tests taken last year, 3,631 were conducted in Turkish — or 1.2 percent of the total. The ministry, which in Austria’s new coalition government belongs to the far-right […]

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Country: Austria
Source: BBC Türkçe , Hurriyet Daily News

18

Jul

German court releases man convicted as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group

 A German court has ordered the release of a man convicted last week as an accessory to the murder of nine victims of a neo-Nazi group that targeted immigrants. Ralf Wohlleben was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment at the end of a trial that lasted more than five years. Prosecutors alleged he was instrumental in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Washington Post

11

Jul

German neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe sentenced to life for NSU murders

A German court sentenced neo-Nazi Beate Zschaepe to life in prison Wednesday for the terrorist group NSU’s murders and bomb attacks targeting Turkish immigrants. At Munich’s Higher Regional Court, Presiding Judge Manfred Goetzl said Zschaepe was guilty of membership in a terrorist group and complicity in 10 murders and two bomb attacks committed by the neo-Nazi group. Goetzl ruled […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency

04

Jun

Belgian minister with Turkish roots targets Turkish language

New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) parliamentarian Zuhal Demir, who is accused of making PKK propaganda and known for her remarks against Muslims and Turkey, objects to Turkish language lessons given to children of Turkish descent after school. According to a news report published by Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), around 50 students of Turkish descent in Ghent […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: A News

28

May

Ozil criticised by far-right party holding anti-Islam rally in Berlin for Erdogan meeting

An anti-Islam rally was held by far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in country’s capital Berlin on Sunday. Speaking to media before the beginning of the rally, AfD board member Beatrix von Storch criticized German football player of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil. “Ozil has German passport but he isn’t a German. He can’t be a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency

15

May

German football association (DFB) slams Ozil, Gundogan photos with Turkish president

The head of Germany’s soccer federation has criticized national team players Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan for having their picture taken with Turkey’s president. The Arsenal and Manchester City players posed for photos on Sunday in London with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has taken an increasingly authoritarian stance in recent years. Reinhard Grindel said […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Washington Post , Deutsche Welle

15

Feb

Far-right German politician calls Turkish community ‘camel herders’

Germany’s Turkish community is considering whether to launch a legal complaint against a far-right politician for dubbing them “camel herders” and “caraway traders.” The insults made by Andre Poggenburg, the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, “show the level of the AfD,” Gökay Sofuoğlu, the chair of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah