Frankfurt has officially become Germany’s first “majority minority” city, as data from the city’s Office for Multicultural Affairs reveal more than half of the city’s residents now have a migrant background.
Sylvia Weber, the city’s secretary of integration, presented the new information this week, confirming 51.2 percent of Frankfurt’s population has a so-called “migration background.” A “migration background” includes people with a non-German nationality as well as Germans born abroad and minors whose parents have immigrated to Germany.
“The trend is clear,” Weber stated. “We are a city without a majority.”
Turks, who represent 13 percent of the population, are the city’s largest non-German minority. Relations between Germany and Turkey have deteriorated since last July’s failed coup in Turkey, and this week Germany rejected a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address ethnic Turks in Germany next week on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
There are about 3 million Turks in Germany. The large diaspora is a legacy of Germany’s massive post-war guest-worker program of the 1960s and 1970s. (Read more from “Achtung! Germans the New Minority in Major German City” HERE)