Berlin: From Turkish Minarets to Treehouse to Neo-Ottoman Hipster Chic

In Berlin, Turkish immigrants live cheek by jowl alongside anarchists and political radicals.  In Kreuzberg, for example, a mosque lies just a stone’s throw away from the radical counter-culture.

Not far from the minaret, I came across a curious tree house.  The structure originally belonged to Osman Kalin, a Turkish migrant who died just this year.

Tree house closeup.

Across Berlin, Turkish cafes are a staple.

A Turkish pastry window in Kreuzberg.

Cheap and delicious food is plentiful.

Neo-Ottoman hipster chic?

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