Federation of Immigrant Associations from Turkey
Göcmen Dernekleri Federasyonu or Federation of Immigrant Associations from Turkey eV , GDF for short , is a political organization of people of Turkish origin in Germany . It is the successor organization of the Federation of Workers' Associations (FIDEF), which has existed since 1977 and was the oldest organization of its kind in Germany . According to self-disclosure, she is "politically independent".
In 1987 FIDEF became the Federation of Immigrant Associations from Turkey eV In 1988 the "Federation of Workers from Turkey in Europe - Unity for Democracy" (DIB-AF) was incorporated into it. Due to previous connections to the DKP , the organization appeared in the Federal Constitutional Protection Report until 1990 . According to the state observers, the " orthodox - Marxist objectives" of the federation and its predecessor organization FIDEF gave way to others after the end of the Cold War and the end of the Eastern Bloc .
According to state observers, the earlier " orthodox - Marxist objectives" of the federation and its predecessor organization FIDEF gave way to a main commitment against right-wing radicalism after the end of the Cold War . This does not only mean German parts of the population, but also right-wing extremism in the ranks of Turkish immigrants in Germany. The GDF also takes part in pro-Kurdish campaigns.
It currently unites around 6,000 members from around 60 member local associations and municipal working groups in 79 cities, especially those in the old federal states . The problem of the association today is the lack of influx from younger generations, which severely limits their current influence.