Guess what the Turks would be doing if they were part of the EU?
Erdogan Urges Turks Not to Assimilate
‘You Are Part of Germany, But Also Part of Our Great Turkey’
In his speech in Germany on Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said children of Turkish immigrants should first learn their parents’ native language before being taught German, the language of their adopted country. On Monday, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle rejected Erdogan’s call, saying that learning German is the “key to integration” of migrants living in Germany. “Children who grow up in Germany must learn German as the very first thing,” he said in Berlin. Without knowledge of German, he warned, “children cannot keep up in school and they will have worse opportunities than others later on.”