"You're missing the point. It's a technically inaccurate comment. It's like calling Amir Khan "Pakistan's Amir Khan". Khan's (Pakistani-)British. Akin's (Turkish-)German. If you read his comments on his own movies, he explains that he understands and identifies with Germany more than with Turkey, and Turkey is something of an exotic unknown location to him when compared with Germany. Nonetheless, his feelings are irrelevant, it's a question of citizenship and home country, and this was an example of poor journalism on Time Out's part (not that it's the end of the world or anything)."