5,166 Turkish citizens sought asylum in Germany during January-November


Date posted: December 25, 2016

Germany received asylum applications from a total of 5,166 Turkish citizens during the January-November period of 2016, according to a story in Deutsche Welle on Sunday.

Responding to a question from the Funke Mediengruppe, the German government has announced that 5,166 Turkish citizens have sought asylum in Germany, noting that 80 percent of them are of Kurdish origin.

According to data from the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, there has been a rapid rise in the number of Turkish people seeking asylum in Germany since a failed coup attempt on July 15.

While the number of Turkish citizens who sought asylum in Germany in January 2016 was 109, this figure rose to 702 for the month of November alone.

Yet, the German government has declined to establish a link between the rise in asylum applications from Turkish citizens and the coup attempt.

A statement from the Funke Mediengruppe said the German government does not give any credit to the speculation about the possible reasons for the rise in the number of asylum applications.

Source: Turkish Minute , December 25, 2016


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