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Integration of Roma is the way forward, says Kyenge

Minister pushes for minority's interaction with Turin citizens

Integration of Roma is the way forward, says Kyenge

Turin, June 24 - The city of Turin is having trouble coping with its 4,000 Roma, but the national government will lend a hand, Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge said on Monday. ''We hear Turin's cry for help. The city won't be left on its own'', Kyenge said at a City Hall meeting with Mayor Piero Fassino (Democratic Party - PD), Sinti and Roma community representatives and cultural mediators. ''We will work jointly with communities and institutions to remedy the problem. The objective is integration and helping people out of the camps''. There are currently 4,000 Roma people living in 13 Turin camps, of which nine are illegal settlements not authorized or built by the State. Social services and integration councillors Elide Tisi and Ilda Curti also attended the meeting. Kyenge also met separately with councillors from the anti-immigration Northern League. ''It was a turning point, a very important meeting'', said Kyenge, who has recently suffered racist slurs by Northern League representatives and supporters. ''Dialogue is always useful when it takes place within the boundaries of respect for the opinions of others and of the institutions''. ''We must not criminalize ethnicity'', the minister went on. ''We must judge the crime and the individual perpetrator. Much depends on the opportunities we are granted. And I can't stress this enough: integration means interaction''. ''Our city is committed to finding a solution based on integration and civility'', the mayor added. ''Clearly this effort needs the support of other institutions, at the regional and the national level''.

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