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1,306 Turks sought asylum in Germany in August

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A total of 1,306 Turkish citizens applied for asylum in Germany in the month of August, according to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported on Friday.

The number represented an increase over 1,274 in July and 751 in June.

Turks ranked second after Syrians among groups of nationals seeking asylum in Germany.

Asylum applications by Turkish nationals in Germany increased significantly after a failed coup in 2016.

While only 1,767 Turks sought asylum in 2015, the number went up to 5,742 in 2016, 8,483 in 2017 and reached 10,655 in 2018.

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