Federal president Steinmeier condemned the exclusion and discrimination of people with foreign roots.
A permanent suspicion against immigrants, no matter how long they lived in Germany, was not only harmful to the individual, but also a disgrace to our country, Steinmeier said in Berlin. Racism and discrimination violated human dignity and damaged democracy, he added. There are no citizens of the first or second class and no Germans on trial.- Steinmeier
spoke to citizens at Schloss Bellevue in Berlin, which he had invited to a German-Turkish coffee table.