International Herald Tribune
On Wednesday, European commissioners in Brussels are likely to give their approval for Turkey, which has been a member of NATO since 1952, to begin talks to join the European Union.
Yet in the crucible of the Ruhrgebiet, the industrial region around Essen, East has lived with West for 50 years. It is here that answers can be found about whether an earlier wave of Turkish migrants has integrated successfully and what it means today to be European. >> continue