Integration Boost German State Appoints First Minister of Turkish Origin

Germany has its first government minister of Turkish origin -- the governor of the northern state of Lower Saxony on Monday appointed Aygül Özkan, the Hamburg-born daughter of Turkish immigrants, as minister of social affairs in a coup for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Meteoric career: Aygül Özkan, Lower Saxony's new minister for social affairs.

Meteoric career: Aygül Özkan, Lower Saxony's new minister for social affairs.

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