Serhat TUNAR -TDO- DM, a German chain of stores who want to open a branch in Italy, cannot open a branch in there because of the Italian law known as the 'anti-kebab'.
The law, which removes businesses such as internet cafes, money transfer offices, laundry facilities, sex shops and ethnic shops from the city center on the grounds that they do not match the historical fabric, is known as 'anti-kebab' because it affects especially kebabs. However, the law came up again as a result of the influence of the famous German store chain.
Giancarlo Vinacci, a member of the Council of Genoa responsible for Economic Development, brought the issue to the Assembly by meeting with the executives of the firm, which was attached to the law for selling many products of different ethnic codes.
Similar practices known as the 'anti-kebab law' in many cities and regions of Italy have been going on for 10 years.