Asylum seekers: little chance of success

Asylum seekers: little chance of success

The number of asylum seekers is rising © dpa

According to a report in the daily newspaper "Welt" (Saturday), asylum seekers from Turkey usually do not receive protection in Germany. Since the attempted coup in June, the number of asylum seekers has increased significantly.

"The overall protection rate for asylum applications from Turkey in 2016 was 6.8 percent by the end of September," the paper quoted from a statement by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). As a result, the chances of success are significantly worse than in 2015, he said. At the time, 14.6 percent of Turkish applicants received protection.

This year, by the end of September, 3 would have.793 Turkish citizens applied for asylum in Germany, reports the "Welt" with reference to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). This is more than twice as many as in the entire previous year. 85.1 percent had been Kurds. However, the indication of ethnicity was voluntary and based solely on the information provided by the affected persons.

Since the failed coup attempt in July, significantly more people seeking protection from Turkey have been registered, the newspaper report continued. In July, 275, in August 375 and in September 446 had come, he said. The foreign policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Jurgen Hardt (CDU), told Die Welt: "In view of the alarming human rights situation in Turkey, I think it is quite possible that such asylum applications will be granted in a larger number of cases."

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