The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday (Jun 29) strongly criticised Austria’s handling of Kurdish protests in Vienna by groups the ministry said were linked to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.
There were some small Kurdish demonstrations last week that Turkish nationalist counter-protesters sought to disrupt, throwing stones and fireworks, according to Austrian police.
Police said they made three arrests and that another protest on Saturday was peaceful.
“Austria’s ambassador to Ankara will be invited to our ministry and informed of our concern about the four days of protests, and the use of force against Turkish youths by Austrian security forces,” the ministry said.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Twitter on Sunday: “We do not want to see images of violence in the streets in Austria, particularly in Vienna, and…
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