From Guest Workers to Citizens: The Turkish Minority in Germany

It has been 60 years since the first Guest worker recruitment treaty went into effect. In those six decades Germany evolved into a multicultural society and today about three million Turks are calling Germany their home, among them the scientist couple who was instrumental in developing the COVID-19 vaccine! The integration of the Turkish community has not been without its problems but especially the young and the well-educated seem to manage the transition from Guest Workers to Citizens quite successfully. German Historian and Political Scientist Anette Isaacs will discuss this remarkable process.