"Germany's Turks lose their sense of belonging
By Bertrand Benoit
Published: June 25 2005 03:00 | Last updated: June 25 2005 03:00
It is boiling hot in the Anadolu kebab shop on Wiener Strasse, but the sweat lining Muzaffer Topal's brow is not only induced by the grill glowing behind his back.
'When the going got tough in the cold war, there was never any question about what side Turkey was on,' he says, wiping his face with a towel. 'Some people seem to have a hard time remembering.'
As Germany prepares for a general election scheduled for September, a mix of anxiety and resignation is spreading through Berlin's 120,000-strong Turkish community."
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