Germany, parliament (Bundestag)

18 deputies of Turkish origin in the German Bundestag

18 German citizens of Turkish descent have entered the Bundestag, 4 more than after the previous elections in Germany.

18 deputies of Turkish origin have entered the German Bundestag after being elected in the recent federal elections held on Sunday, raising by 4 the previous figure of 14 deputies of Turkish descent in the federal parliament, established after the 2017 elections.

As reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the candidates of Turkish origin chosen are Aydan Özoğuz, Hakan Demir, Metin Hakverdi, Macit Karaahmetoğlu, Derya Türk-Nachbaur, Mahmut Özdemir, Cansel Kızıltepe, Gülistan Yüksel and Nezahat Baradari from the Social Democrat Party Germany (SPD); Cem Özdemir, Ekin Deligöz, Canan Bayram, Filiz Polat and Melis Sekmen would have been chosen by The Greens (Grüne); and Ateş Gürpınar, Sevim Dağdelen and Gökay Akbulut enter as elected candidates of the German party The Left (Die Linke).

Likewise, a Greek citizen but also of Turkish descent, Takis Mehmet Ali, would have been elected deputy of the German Bundestag in the last elections, as a PSD candidate. In total, more than 100 candidates to the parliament of Turkish origin were running in the elections held on Sunday in Germany, in which the SDP obtained the majority of the votes, narrowly beating the CDU, this time without Angela Merkel as a candidate.