Kohl was right.
They had it right way back then, and still couldn’t admit the obvious because they would be branded bigots and fascists.
NOTE: The Turks that admire and love the West, despise or relegate Islam to a position of non-importance in their lives, are not in question here.
Kohl wanted to send half Turks home in 1980s
Published: 2 Aug 2013 09:48
“Chancellor Kohl said… it would be necessary over the coming four years to reduce the number of Turks by 50 percent – but he couldn’t say this publicly,” the record of a conversation he had with then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit she made to Bonn.
“It will not be possible for Germany to assimilate the Turks in their current numbers,” he told her during their meeting, on October 28, 1982.
Only four people were in the room at the time – apart from Kohl and Thatcher, he was accompanied by his advisor Horst Teltschik while her private secretary A.J. Coles kept the now-released notes on the meeting.
The documents have been released by the National Archive of the British government under the 30-years rule which keeps certain classified documents under lock and key for three decades, but then makes them available to the public.
Der Spiegel magazine has seen the record of the Kohl-Thatcher meeting.
Kohl said other migrants were not as “problematic” as the Turks.
“Germany has no problem with the Portuguese, the Italians, even the south-east Asians, because these communities integrate well,” he told Thatcher. “But the Turks come from a very different kind of culture… Germany has integrated 11 million Germans from eastern Europe. But these were Europeans and therefore did not pose a problem.”