WIWpodcast94.mp3

The newest star of Germany's national soccer team is an ethnic Turk. His popularity is one of the reasons why Turkish has become just a little more accepted in Germany today. Also, the Georgian government pulls down a statue of Joseph Stalin in his hometown, but people there use the language of extreme denial to describe the town's most famous son. And a British politician calls French a "useless" language to learn. He and a German diplomat debate which languages may be more useful.<img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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