BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Most Turks well integrated in Germany, govt says after Ozil's racism comments

Now Reading:

Most Turks well integrated in Germany, govt says after Ozil's racism comments

Most Turks well integrated in Germany, govt says after Ozil's racism comments
@ Copyright :
Fabian Bimmer(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

BERLIN (Reuters) - The majority of the roughly 3 million people with Turkish roots who live in Germany are well integrated, a spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, after German soccer star Mesut Ozil quit the national team citing racism.

Merkel's spokeswoman stressed that people with migrant backgrounds were welcome in Germany and added that the German chancellor valued Ozil.

The spokeswoman, who described Ozil as a great soccer player who had done a lot for the national team, said Merkel respected Ozil's decision to quit.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.