"German Turks mine a rich cultural seam of migrant life
By Bertrand Benoit
Published: February 24 2005 02:00 | Last updated: February 24 2005 02:00
To German television audiences, the young man bent over a newspaper at Sale e Tabbachi, a posh Italian restaurant in Berlin, is Mustafa, the son of a Turkish farmer who left home in 1969 for a backbreaking job in a Cologne coal mine.
In real life, the 26-year-old is Erhan Emre, an actor. The gold rush that drove his real-life parents and thousands of other Anatolian villagers to Germany in the 1960s and 1970s is the backdrop for Zeit der W�nsche (Time of Wishes), atelevision drama aired last month on ARD, Germany's main state-owned channel."
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