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50 Years of Turkish Guest Workers in Germany

Martin BrandtOctober 30, 2011

Sevim Can Eyüboglu and Hüseyin Aydin came to Germany in the late 1960s. Both worked for the Ford Motor Company in Cologne, where they formed a friendship. One returned to Turkey in the early 1980s, the other stayed on, started a family and made a career for himself.


Now, 40 years after Sevim Can Eyüboglu first set foot in Germany, he retraces the journey he made back then on a train from Istanbul to Germany to see his old friend again. Two very different lives stand side by side - two fates shared by many Turkish guest workers in Germany.