Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Turkish in Germany

"Conservative German politicians have accused Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan of interfering in German affairs and harming efforts to integrate the country's Turks. Are they really that angry or do they just want to whip up sentiment against Turkey's bid to join the EU?" That was in the front page of Spiegel yesterday.

Spiegel said that Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel and her party criticized the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogen for having told 2.5 million Turkish immigrants in Germany that "assimilation is a crime against humanity."

I personally think that Germany has already had a lot of problems with "Auslaender" aka the foreigners. In Germany, especially in Aachen, if you walk on the streets, you'll hear every language from every where. It is really like in Babel! In Germany, foreigners are not only from Turkey, but as well as from Poland, Russia, Latvia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech, Albania, Lebanon, Syria; mostly from eastern European countries and middle east. There are also from Asia like Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and of course India.

According to the CIA World factbook the ethnic groups of Germany are:
(from wikipedia)

Total population = 82,400,996
German = (91.5%) 75,396,911
Turkish = (2.4%) 1,977,624
Other = (6.1%) 5,026,461 (including Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian)
When you look back into the history how come so many Turkish in Germany then you have to start after WW II. After WWII, Germany was divided into 2 parts : East Germany and West Germany. West Germany was very rich and very quick developed for the industrial majors, they even needed workers from other countries.

Then they started to collect so-called "gastarbeiter" literally means guest workers. They thought to hire them and the guest workers would go back to their home lands after the contract finished. Most of these guest workers were from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey. The workers from Spain, Portugal and Italy mostly went back home after that, but the Turkish workers stayed in Germany (most of them). For Germany, of course they let them stay here. But then the problem came...................................

German government didn't really pay a lot of attention to these people, and it ended that the second generations didn't really speak good German and also have problem at schools. Now the third generations have come, German government doesn't want to commit the same mistakes again. So, ..........................................(to be continued) :D

3 Comments:

OpenID mercuryfalling said...

ya olloh jeng, pake bersambung segala kekkeekk kayak sex and city aja

7:32 PM  
Blogger Tiwi said...

aku pernah baca juga, justru orang2Turki yang berpendidikan tinggi gak mau sebenarnya masuk EU.
Kek pengalaman orang2 yang diplomanya engga kepake waktu mereka nyoba hidup di Eropa...*menurut mereka, Eropa anggep rendah mutu pendidikan negara2 asing*...

8:58 AM  
Blogger Christy Hann-Trefzger said...

Mercury ---> wuakakakakakak nonton jeng sex and the city???

Tiwi ----> susah nih mao masuk EU soale beda banget kata org jerman LOL..kkkakakaka kalo rendah yah mao digimanakan :D

7:20 PM  

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