Iraqi refugees find permanent resettlement in GermanyListen /
More than 100 Iraqi refugees began a process of being resettled from Turkey to Germany on Tuesday.
Many of the refugees, who include families with children, have lived in Turkey for years.
IOM Spokesman Jumbe Omari Jumbe says the refugees, who took a charter flight from Ankara to Hanover, will undergo a two-week of orientation to German culture before being resettled to different cities.
The IOM Spokesman said the refugees are seeking resettlement for various reasons.
"Generally they suffer from the conflict in Iraq. Some of them have fear of their lives because of issues in Iraq. Some of these fears emanate from their religious backgrounds, their race backgrounds and things like that."
Since 1991, IOM has helped resettle about 86,000 Iraqi refugees,