The German-Turkish Youth Bridge (DTJB) celebrated its fifth anniversary from September 16-18, 2019 with the “Future Forum German-Turkish Youth Exchange”.  The head of WASLA, Mostafa Abbas, attended this event during which cultural dialogue was promoted as a tool for strengthening the relationship between German and Turkish youth

The focus of the “Fishbowl” discussion was on a variety of challenges and opportunities from practical work, and current questions on the bilateral relationship, visa procedures, the refugee agreement or the EU-Perspectives of Turkey. The event was attended by the Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

The discussion illustrated in an exemplary manner that young people’s voice makes itself heard and is increasingly being heard. It is important for young people to organize themselves and develop society initiatives getting to know both the differences and similarities between Germany and Turkey.