Turkish diaspora in Germany left divided

And now to something entirely different: Turkish immigrants in Germany and what they make of Erdogan.

I grew up with Turkish immigrants living up the road and their children going to my class in the south of Germany. Even though I do not consider Germany my home anymore I am still interested what is going on in the country. So I was intrigued when WordPress made me stumble over this blog. But see for yourself 🙂

Police estimates indicate that between 30,000 and 40,000 people attended the pro-Erdogan demonstration.

Police estimates indicate that between 30,000 and 40,000 people attended the pro-Erdogan demonstration.

Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) hired security guards to probe all those who entered the protest. Some flagpoles and larger sticks were confiscated under the supervision of Nordrhein Westfalen police officers. Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) hired security guards to probe all those who entered the protest. Some flagpoles and larger sticks were confiscated under the supervision of Nordrhein Westfalen police officers.

Ali and friends smoking outside a cafe in Kalk - a predominantly Turkish area of Cologne. Ali and friends smoking outside a cafe in Kalk – a predominantly Turkish area of Cologne.

Police observes the protesters. Police observes the protesters.

Erdogan flags and posters seen around the demonstration Erdogan flags and posters seen around the demonstration

Young man shouts 'Allah Akbar' Young man shouts ‘Allah Akbar’

Some of the buses, which were organised by the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) to take protesters to and from the demonstration. Some of the buses, which were organised by the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) to take protesters to and from the demonstration.

 The construction of the mosque started in 2009. It has become the center of controversy along the way.   The construction of the mosque started in 2009. It has become the center of controversy along the way.

Inside the DITIBs central mosque in Cologne. Various ethnicities and nationalities attend the prayers. Inside the DITIBs central mosque in Cologne. Various ethnicities and nationalities attend the prayers.

 Posters are still portraying the Architectural-visualisation of the mosque; it was due to be completed in 2012. Posters are still portraying the Architectural-visualisation of the mosque; it was due to be completed in 2012.

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