Official figures show that more Turkish people are applying for asylum in Germany - most of whom are from the Kurdish minority.

In just the first six months of this year, 1,719 Turkish people applied for asylum in Germany, which was close to the total number of Turks who applied in all of last year (1,767), according to figures by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) sent to The Local.

What is not yet known is the number of people who have applied for asylum since the failed coup attempt in Turkey last month, and since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has enacted mass detentions of suspected coup supporters.

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