“Your Homeland – Our Homeland”: The First Turkish-Language WDR Television Program for Labor Migrants (1970s)
Heimat was also a central concept in the public debate on labor migration in the Federal Republic. Was there a dual homeland? The first Turkish-language television program on West German Broadcasting [Westdeutscher Rundfunk or WDR] was called “Your Homeland – Our Homeland.” The presenters, who included Aysim Alpman (center), hosted the show from Cologne, but Istanbul served as the backdrop, with the mosque symbolizing Islam.
Source: Printed in Deniz Göktürk, David Gramling, Anton Kaes, eds., Germany in Transit. Nation and Migration, 1995-2005. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007, p. 242.