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Effect June: Turkish Immigrants and Turkish Roots

effect june: Ozil, the son of Turkish immigrants, quit earlier this month after fierce criticism of his decision to pose for a picture with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Vancouver Courier. In reaction, Ozil attacked the German soccer federation, its president, fans and the media, criticizing what he said was racism and double standards in the treatment of people with Turkish roots. The hashtag has become a rallying point for scores of second- and third-generation immigrants in Germany, who have taken to Twitter to share their accounts of everyday racism and how they still struggle to be accepted as Germans.article continues below Trending Stories Savethe Rio is officially a done deal Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. Amanda Tapping on coping with miscarriage Support group targets Vancouver mistresses The hashtag, which echoes the MeToo movement against sexual harassment, was created by Ali Can, a 24-year-old journalist of Turkish descent, following the furor over Turkish-German soccer star Mesut Ozil's recent resignation from the German national team. I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose, he said. By Monday, some 153,000 tweets recounting instances of discrimination had been posted to Twitter, according to the German news agency dpa. Can used the MeTwo hashtag because he wanted to show that ethnic minorities in Germany often feel connected to two cultures or places at the same time Germany and the country of their or their ancestors' origin. ( As reported in the news.