About one in two asylum seekers from Turkey has recently received protection in Germany. The answer of the Federal Ministry of the interior to a written question of the Vice-chairmen of the Left in the Bundestag, Sevim Dagdelen, which is present the German press Agency.

“Turkey is not a safe country of origin. For dissenters to be Turkish citizens, the situation is getting worse, more and more,” lamented Dagdelen. “The Federal government is simply unconscionable, if it supports the Erdogan Regime with economic aid and arms deliveries, while at the same time, every Second, fleeing Erdogan, receives protection in Germany. It must be brought to an end with the help of the Federal government for an escape polluter pays.”

In September, more than 40 percent of Turkish applicants were given protection in Germany, in the two months it was about every Second. This is the so-called adjusted protection rate, in the case of rejections due to formal reasons, remain excluded – for example, because a different EU country is responsible.

The number of Turks applying for asylum in Germany, since the year of the coup attempt in 2016 increased significantly. So from 2013 to 2015, each year about 1800 people from Turkey in Germany, an asylum application. In 2016, according to the Federal office for Migration and refugees (Bamf) 5742 applications, 2017, a total of 8483 applications, from January to November of 2018 were asked 10.075 applications.

The Turkish government since the coup attempt in the summer of 2016 solid against alleged enemies of the state. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes the movement of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen for the attempted coup responsible. Official Figures from the interior Ministry, security forces in 2018 have taken about 75 to 200 people because of terror suspicion. According to the Turkish Minister of justice Abdülhamit Gül, around 31 000 people are currently due to Connections to the Gülen movement detained.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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