The PJ Tatler

The turkey from Turkey

The Economist reports on the visit to Germany by Turkey’s Recep Erdogan: Mr Erdoğan’s German hosts were outraged by a speech he delivered in Dusseldorf on Sunday before a huge crowd of Turkish immigrants. He accused Germany of seeking to forcibly assimilate its estimated 3m-strong Turkish community. “Nobody will be able to tear us away from our culture…our children must learn German, but they must learn Turkish first,” he thundered…. Mr Erdoğan was taking aim at Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, who drew Turkey’s ire last year when she declared that multiculturalism in Germany had “utterly failed.”