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The population of the Canton is split between 148,500 people originally from Geneva (33.7%), 122,400 Swiss from other cantons (27.6%) and 170,500 foreigners (38.7%), from 180 different countries.[3] Including people holding multiple citizenship, 54.4% of people living in Geneva hold a foreign passport.[4]

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 8th, 2007 at 06:15:57 PM EST
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so... locals feel threatened by high percentage of visibly foreign residents?

or is there something particular about Turks, as iirc there was in Germany in recent years?  I seem to recall that Turkish "Gastarbeiter" were unpopular, similar dynamic to "illegal immigrant" hullabaloo in US.

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Nov 8th, 2007 at 07:25:26 PM EST
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Many foreign residents are there for tax-haven-associated reasons, and these are no doubt highly acceptable. "Turks", on the other hand...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 9th, 2007 at 03:49:52 AM EST
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