"You do have contact with your neighbours in Germany, but it’s generally very reserved. You hardly ever visit each other, if at all, but you do say hello when you meet on the street or at the door to your flat. A few words at the door are quite normal, but no one is invited in for a chat. That would never happen with a Turkish family. You would immediately invite them in, offer food and drink and talk together for hours. When you live in the country, relations with neighbours in Germany are also much warmer than in the city. That’s what I’m used to in Turkey, people always have time for each other."
Zeki, born in Germany