Chancellor Kurz complains that Turkey is trying to sow discord in Austria

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After the riots in Vienna district of Favoriten during demonstrations, the atmosphere between Austria and Turkey remains anything but relaxed. While Vienna and Ankara had summoned the ambassador of the respective other country to the Foreign Ministry, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ( Austrian People’s Party, ÖVP) now found sharp words directed at the Bosporus. On Tuesday, Kurz accused Turkey of “sowing discord” and of ” stirring things up” in Austria for its own interests. From the Chancellor’s point of view this is an ” misuse of the people with Turkish roots living in Europe”. Furthermore, Kurz once again identified shortcomings in integration policy and announced his intention to prevent “uncontrolled immigration” in future.The Turkish ambassador had had to report to the Vienna Foreign Ministry on Monday. The ambassador had been…

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