As you read this article from Elsevier (as translated by VH), bear in mind that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has publicly stated his belief that ethnic Turkish children in German schools should be taught in their “mother tongue”:
Turks in Germany are the least well integrated
Of all the foreign population groups in Germany, the worst integrated are the Turks. Of the 2.8 million people in Germany with a Turkish background, 30 percent have no school diploma at all.
This is shown by a study published on Monday, which is based on data for 2005. The German authorities are calling the results “dramatic”.
Germany has 82 million inhabitants. The Turks represent 3.4 percent of the total population.
Only 14 percent of Turks obtained a diploma at the highest high school level (college). Of the native German population more than double that percentage have that diploma in their pockets.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees the results of this research as a motivation to expand the integration process further.
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Foreigners who obtain the best results in Germany are immigrants from other EU countries, the descendants of German settlers from Eastern Europe and migrants from Asian countries.
A note from VH:
A year ago Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said while on a visit in Germany: “In Germany, it should be possible for high schools to be set up where the teaching is in Turkish,” and added also to be in favor of the idea of Turkish-language universities in Germany. “For immigrants to speak better German,” Erdogan explained, “They have to be able to speak their own mother tongue first.” He said that Turkish teachers and schools could help them along: “The German government should have no problem with that; whatever needs to be done for integration, should be done.”
The Islamist Erdogan is notorious for stating: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the faithful our soldiers…”