According to Het Nieuwsblad a Turkish-Belgian family was rejected to rent a home because the owner thought it might not be good for the neighbourhood to have an immigrant family moving in. The refusal e-mail from the owner to the real estate agent was leaked accidentally to the prospect family. Emin Mektepli has both nationalities and is looking to settle in a new home with his girlfriend and her son. Equal rights organisation UNIA started an investigation. Since the story broke, Mr Mektepli has received multiple propositions and has now found a villa in beautiful Sint-Martens-Latem. Emin Mektepli is a carpet salesman, comedian and actor in Ghent.
Meanwhile some videos of a few weeks ago have surfaced and explain why certain home owners are reluctant to rent their property to Mr Mektepli.