Sixty years of Turkish immigration to Germany

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Al-Araby

The air raid bunker underneath platform 11 at Munich Central Station is a concrete basement built to protect the citizens of Munich from Allied bombing raids during World War Two. By 1970, 25 years after Germany‚Äôs surrender, the shelter had taken on a new role: a processing hall for the thousands of foreign workers brought from Southern Europe and North Africa to keep the machinery of West Germany running as its post-war economy boomed. On 30 October 1961, the Recruitment Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey was signed, an agreement that changed the face of Germany. Fol…

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