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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Turkish German's truth: 'It's not us and them' | The Globe and Mail

Interesting interview with the co-leader of the German Green Party, Cem Özdemir, about multiculturalism, citizenship, and integration of Turkish immigrants (and their children) in Germany.
He has two urgent messages. To ethnic Germans, he says: Forget the debate about culture; it’s over. Let’s talk about how to turn everyone living in Germany into a full citizen. To Turks, he says: Forget about Turkey. You’re German now, not part of a long-forgotten homeland’s diaspora. Start acting like it, learn the language and become citizens.

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