Changing Times Kohl Defends Plan to Halve Turkish Population

After the discovery of previously unseen documents, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has confirmed that in 1982, he had a plan to drastically reduce the number of Turks living in Germany. But according to a statement released by his office on Friday, the policy reflected wider debate at the time.
The documents date from meetings held in 1982-3 between Kohl and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The documents date from meetings held in 1982-3 between Kohl and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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