Mesut Ozil’s decision sparks debate on identity in Germany

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.

Read the original article published in TRT World on 28 July 2018

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