The German newspaper Die Welt yesterday featured an interview with Ali Ahmet Acet, the outgoing Turkish ambassador to Germany. During the interview, the ambassador made the following interesting remarks:
It is impossible to assimilate Turks. Turks have great homesickness. They feel strong ties to their villages and their family. Also, they have another religion. Because of these differences, assimilation is not possible.
He also said that "the EU should ask Turkey to join".
Source: Die Welt