Citing the Deutsche Welle Turkish service, the Stockholm Center for Freedom reported that the number of Turkish citizens who applied for asylum in Germany increased dramatically following the June 24 elections in Turkey.
Meanwhile, a Rheinische Post report speaks of a total of 884 Turkish citizens who applied for asylum in Germany in June and 1,172 in July, whereas in the first six months of 2018, 5,107 Turkish citizens applied for asylum in the country, in total.
In the corresponding period of 2017, the actual number of applicants was 3,206.
Left Party (Die Linke) Deputy Chairman, Sevim Dağdelen spoke to Rheinische Post saying that the spike in the number of Turkish asylum seekers was immediately linked to the results of the June 24, 2018 elections in Turkey. The German politician of Kurdish origin added that the “state of emergency” has become “the new norm” in Turkey.
Dağdelen stressed that “increasingly oppressive policies by the Turkish government due to the financial crisis” could cause a further surge in the number of the Turks applying for asylum in Germany…. / IBNA