The World from Berlin CDU Turkish Minister Appointment 'Flops'

A Muslim woman's appointment as the first state minister with Turkish roots was meant to be a coup for Germany's conservative Christian Democrats. But Aygül Özkan ignited a firestorm by stating that crucifixes should be banned from classrooms. German commentators say the incident has damaged Chancellor Angela Merkel's party.
Aygül Özkan ignited a firestorm in her Christian conservative party when she suggested that crucifixes shouldn't be allowed in state-run schools.

Aygül Özkan ignited a firestorm in her Christian conservative party when she suggested that crucifixes shouldn't be allowed in state-run schools.

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-- Josh Ward