Lemon Deli in Friedrichshain: Supping in Turkish Berlin

There’s a certain comfort in speaking a foreign language over food in a country where neither the food nor the language are part of that nation’s founding culture, but are the result of measures of inclusivity that, whether by force or diplomacy, have changed the social fabric and daily life of all who pass through. That is the quiet pleasure of speaking Turkish in Berlin, where so many businesses – restaurants in particular – are run by Turks who, in the absence of English, would be glad to exchange words in their mother tongue while bookending their greetings with a

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