Tension rises between Turkey and Austria

(VOVworld) - Turkey summoned Austria’s charge d’affaires in Ankara over what it said was an “indecent report” about Turkey on a news ticker at Vienna airport, a Foreign Ministry official said.

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Anti-Turkey statement on a news ticker at Vienna airport (source: www.dailysabah.com)

Tensions between Turkey and Europe have risen following Ankara’s crackdown relating to last month’s failed coup in Turkey. Last week, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called Austria the “capital of radical racism” after Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern suggested ending EU accession talks with Turkey. In an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber, Cavusoglu said Kern’s comments were highly negative and that he rejected them all.

Turkey’s EU accession process is facing many obstacles, especially after President Tayyip Erdogan was likely to restore the death penalty after last month’s failed coup, as well as Ankara’s strong crackdown towards rebel supporters throughout Turkey. 

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