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German president pays tribute to immigrant communities at ceremony

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier hit out at continuing prejudice against immigrant communities in praising the contribution made by Turks, Italians and other non-Germans to society on Friday. “Not only the German economic miracle was and still is supported to a large extent by Italians, by Greeks, by Spaniards and by Turks, but also the development of this German society,” Steinmeier said at a ceremony in Berlin to mark 60 years since a recruitment agreement was signed with Turkey. Germany had a lot to thank its guest workers and their descendants for, Steinmeier said. He also paid tri…

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