Diaspora in Germany and Quo Vadis Turkey?

Turkish/Kurdish Diaspora in Germany and Quo Vadis Turkey?

NRW Mobile DA-DE 2018/2019 Workshop Series starts on November 10th in Duisburg

Reflecting on the current rise of authoritarian right populism both in sending and receiving countries, NRW Mobile DA-DE organizes a series of workshops in 2018/2019 focusing on Turkish/Kurdish migrant groups in Germany after 2000s.

The workshops will take place in different locations of NRW region, namely Cologne, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Siegen, Duisburg/Essen and Bielefeld in the format of 6 sessions in 2 series. The first series are planned for 2018-2019 winter and the second series are planned for spring 2019. The focus of the workshop/forum discussions will be under these two headings:

1. The Socio-Political Status of Turkish/Kurdish Diaspora in Germany after 2000s and Understanding Right Populisms through the lens of Turkish case concerning German portrayals,

2. Quo Vadis Turkey?: The Consequences of an Autocratic Regime and its reflections in Germany


NRW Mobile DA-DE 2018/2019 Winter Workshops

November 10, 2018 12:30 - 17:00, DISS, Duisburg


We are interested in the political tendencies of Turkish and Kurdish migrants in Germany as well as their attachment to the homeland politics. We look forward to discussing the impact of integration policies on Turkish and Kurdish migrants. We need many insights to understand the dynamics of pluralism, equality, diversity and social justice.

Moderator: Asli Telli Aydemir


Hatun Citkin: "Integration policy in Germany! Claim and reality with the example of Turkish and Kurdish citizens"

Ismail K├╝peli: "From second-class citizens to fighters for Turkishness: How social discrimination against German Turks strengthens Turkish rights"

* RSVP until Nov 8, 2018: telli.asli@gmail.com


For further information about the workshop series, please click here.

NRW Mobile DA-DE aims for inquiring commons encounters in everyday life through collaboration with civil 

society actors, activists, prominent cultural figures and solidarity with dismissed academics as well as scholars in exile. The diffusion of experiential knowledge, personal histories, diasporic encounters as well as daily confrontations will form the backbone of the socio-cultural capital created in pathways of generations. A by-product of these series will be edited versions of recorded sessions uploaded online for further dissemination and open archiving as well as an edited book. The active participation of dismissed colleagues in Turkey via online conferencing systems will also add to the inclusive and critical debates with an interdisciplinary focus on comparative axes.