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Germany hopes to avoid mistakes made with earlier migrant workers

Merhawi Tesfay of Eritrea (right), with Tilman Mues (left), managing partner of German engineering firm Kremer Machine Systems), had been looking for work for almost three years.

Gescher, Germany

AS Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.


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