chapter  10
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Acculturation and Conflict Regulation of Turkish Immigrants in Germany: A Social Influence Perspective

Unlike most other Western nations, Germany’s past has not included large-scale immigration from Third World countries. However, according to the United Nations (1994) “Germany has been the country in the world with the largest number of immigrants in recent years. It had an annual average of almost 1.4 million for 1992 and 1993, compared with an annual average of 800,000 in the US” (p. 1). Immigration of nonethnic Germans started in the 1960s when guest workers, mostly from southern European countries and Turkey, were attracted to Germany.