LONDON — The number of Britons becoming German citizens jumped 361% last year, according to the German Federal Statistics Office, on concerns Brexit will make it harder to work and travel within the European Union.
A total of 2,865 Britons took German citizenship in 2016, the same year as the referendum to leave the EU.
Around 110,000 people became German citizens last year, up 2.9% on 2015, with Britons by far the biggest risers. 
With 16,290, Turkey had the largest number of people taking German citizenship despite the number falling 17.3% as diplomatic relations between the countries became strained.
 “The number of citizens of the United Kingdom who were naturalised as German citizens increased in particular, which suggests some …
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