Imran Khan spent many years playing cricket in Britain, and his first marriage was to a British woman. Nexus’s Assed Baig went to East London – where there is a big Pakistani community – to find out whether his charm and charisma are remembered on the streets of the British capital.
A recent survey suggests 61% of German Turks feel more Turkish than they do German. It raises questions about integration, identity and belonging, but it also shows a deepening divide within Turkish society in Germany.
Footballer Mesut Ozil’s recent decision to quit the German national team citing racism is still dominating headlines in Germany.
The German-born Turk’s statements have led to a nationwide debate on identity.
TRT World‘s Assed Baig reports that for many German-Turks. their sense of belonging is an issue.
Mesut Ozil’s shock resignation from the German football team – citing racism – has triggered both praise and criticism. But it’s also got people talking about inclusivity in sport. Assed Baig hit the streets of Berlin to find out what people are saying. Assed Baig went to Berlin to report on the politics of race, in a sport that’s gotten ugly.
Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee the war in their country. Many have taken the dangerous trip to Europe, but even if they do make it there’s no guarantee of a prosperous life. However, one Syrian chef is finding life is on the up, in the U.K.
Poland’s government has brought in a new law that could force upto forty percent of senior judges to retire early. Demonstrators took to the streets in several cities to protest against the reforms. The European Union has also raised objections.
Austrian politicians have recently criticised Turks there who voted for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the recent Turkish elections. It’s just one of several issues which some Turks say is making life increasingly uncomfortable in Austria.
Austria is staging its largest ever military exercise along its border with Slovenia, at a time when the European Union is divided over the issue of migration. This year, 43- thousand people arrived in the EU by crossing the Mediterranean, and more than one-thousand have died trying to make the crossing. Assed Baig has this report from the Austria-Slovenia border.
Turkish Muslims in the country say it’s the latest attempt to target them. Assed Baig has the latest from Vienna.
On this episode of Nexus we looked at disgraced movie-producer Harvey Weinstein. He’s been indicted on rape charges, but his lawyer is confident he’ll walk free. Nexus with Matthew Moore On this episode of Nexus was actor Jumaan Short who worked on a Weinstein movie and says she had her own encounter with the producer. Former Prosecutor, Vinoo Varghese. And TRT World’s investigative reporter, Assed Baig.
Roads to Afrin town are still blocked but aid is being allowed through. The Turkish government says it has set up 29 aid distribution centres inside Afrin, after the YPG terror group has been mostly pushed out. Our correspondent Assed Baig is there.