Turkish deportees threaten to jump from roof

9th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

9 March 2006, AHLEN, GERMANY - A Turkish couple, who threatened to jump from the roof of a three-storey building in a bid to halt the deportation of their family from Germany, eventually agreed to police pleas to abandon their protest.

9 March 2006

AHLEN, GERMANY - A Turkish couple, who threatened to jump from the roof of a three-storey building in a bid to halt the deportation of their family from Germany, eventually agreed to police pleas to abandon their protest.

The drama in the small western German town of Ahlen was triggered when police and immigration officials went to the building to pick up the couple and their three children, aged three, five and 18, to take them to Dusseldorf airport for deportation to Turkey.

This followed the rejection of their request for asylum to stay in Germany.

The arrival of the police and the officials resulted in a stand- off lasting several hours before the 46-year-old man and his 44-year- old wife were persuaded to climb down from the roof.

DPA

Subject: German news

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