Thursday, 1 September 2011

Turks in Austria are the Worst of All

According a recently-released US government Wikileaks cable, Turkish colonists are treated better in Austria than in any other European country but perform relatively more poorly in almost every statistical measure of achievement.
Austrian Turks Face Less Discrimination...

¶3. (U) The results indicate that ethnic Turks are less likely to
face discrimination in Austria than in any other EU country with a
substantial Turkish minority except Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Turks,
unlike the other groups in the survey, comprise an established,
non-immigrant community virtually all of whom are Bulgarian
citizens. Austrian Turks say they face fewer incidents of
discrimination in their daily life than their brethren in Germany,
Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

¶4. (U) Specific data on discrimination include:

-- 9 percent of Austrian Turks say they have suffered discrimination
in the past 12 months, compared to 42 percent in Denmark and 30
percent in Germany and the Netherlands.

-- 6 percent of Austrian Turks say they have been stopped by the
police over the past 12 months, compared to 28 percent in Denmark
and the Netherlands and 24 percent in Germany.

-- 27 percent of Austrian Turks believe their ethnicity or religion
hinders advancement in the workplace; in the Netherlands, 80 percent
of Turks said their ethnicity was a hindrance and 68 percent said
their religion was. In Belgium and Denmark a majority also said
both their ethnicity and religion hindered advancement at work.

-- Ethnic Turks were more likely to report discrimination to
police/other authorities in the countries where discrimination was
more common, and less likely in the countries where it was less
common. In Austria and Bulgaria, 5 percent of the incidents of
discrimination against Turks were reported, compared to 24 percent
in Denmark and 22 percent in the Netherlands.

...But Lag in Other Areas

¶5. (U) At the same time, however, the study indicates that Austrian
Turks lag behind their brethren in other EU countries when it comes
to employment, education, and language proficiency. Results from
the study include:

-- 50 percent of Austrian Turks have held paid jobs in the last five
years, the lowest percentage among Turkish groups in the study. The
highest rate was recorded among Danish Turks, 82 percent, followed
by Dutch Turks, 69 percent.

-- 52 percent of Turkish women in Austria are homemakers or engaged
in unpaid work, by far the highest percentage in the survey. The
second highest proportion was among Belgian Turks, at 33 percent.

-- 5 percent of Turks in Austria and Germany had completed 14 or
more years of education, the lowest proportion among the countries
in the survey. In Austria, one third of Turks had completed 5 years
of education or less, or had not enrolled in school at all. The
most educated Turkish community was in the Netherlands, where 30
percent had completed at least 14 years of education.

-- 53 percent of Austrian Turks interviewed for the survey were
fluent in German, the lowest level of language proficiency among the
Turkish communities. The highest level was among the Belgian Turks,
81 percent of whom were fluent in French.

-- 8 percent of Turks in Austria have been in the country for less
than five years, the highest proportion of any country in the
survey. The overall average was 3 percent.

1 comment:

  1. "NATO's Utter Folly: Putting That NATO Shield In Turkey, Not Bulgaria"

    (see: 'New English Review' site.)