Germany’s Kohl sought to repatriate Turks 30 years ago: report

(Reuters) – Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl discussed a secret plan with Margaret Thatcher in 1982 to reduce the number of Turks living in West Germanyby 50 percent, according to recently released British documents cited by Spiegel Online in Germany.

The German news magazine’s online edition reported that the newly elected West German chancellor told Prime Minister Thatcher about the proposal at a meeting in Bonn on October 28, 1982, according to a protocol of the meeting notes marked “PREM 19/1036” that Spiegel Online said was kept secret for 30 years.

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