Saturday, August 04, 2018

Entire Turkish village lives mostly off German taxpayer money

Germany’s welcoming migrant policy since the 1990s has led to complete villages living off German money. As an example, an inhabitant of the south eastern Turkish town of Rashdiye, tells his story to the Berliner Morgenpost (BM).

Since the civil war in Lebanon raged between Arabs and Christians, between 100,000 and 200,000 people fled to Germany by the end of the nineties.

Some have Lebanese citizenship, some Syrian or Turkish; others were “stateless” as some threw their Turkish ID cards away to increase their chance of asylum.

Now a Turkish village with 700 inhabitants is financially dependent on Germany. The entire village lives off money from Germany, BM reports. Many from the M. family, who travel between Turkey and Germany.

One man from the Turkish village explains how he lived off German welfare in Turkey and even bought a TV: “You get a kind of salary there, so social assistance (…) Germany is on the side of the poor. I’ve been there for three months, got that salary too. Thank God! We bought a TV.”

He tells how complete families receive welfare, but according to him his children work and even own hotels.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/08/entire-turkish-village-lives-mostly-off-german-taxpayer-money/

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