Refugees make their way across Germany
October 10, 2012
There is a group of 20 to 30 refugees who are making their way across Germany seeking political asylum from their living conditions in Turkey, according to Reuters.
The individuals started their 310-mile trek in the Bavarian city of Wurzburg in September. This came right after they received an official order to stop their march. The group is hoping to reach Berlin by this Saturday, the media outlet reports.
Turgay Ulu is one of the marching refugees who is making his way across the country. He was motivated to do so after he was jailed in Turkey because of his political beliefs and is now writing a blog about his journey and his mission, according to MSNBC.
"We are marching because we want freedom and respect," Ulu wrote on his blog, the news source reports.
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