Germans Divided on Turkey's Bid to Join the EU

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Turkey has been trying to join the European Union for 40 years. There are concerns about Turkey's poor human rights record, poverty and majority Muslim population. Those issues are particularly sensitive in Germany, which already has more than 2 million Turkish immigrants. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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