Austria: Turkish ambassador in Vienna sparks diplomatic row

Diplomatic tensions have flared up between Austria and Turkey after the Turkish ambassador in Vienna publically criticized Austria’s stance towards integrating Muslims. The Austrian chancellor is said to be “outraged.”

Austria has protested to Turkey after the Turkish ambassador suggested Turks living in Austria were treated “like a virus” and were denied the chance to integrate.

Ambassdor Kadri Ecved Tezcan also told Die Presse daily newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday that Austrian politicians were not doing enough to counter the rise of the far-right movement.

The row erupted in the wake of elections in the Austrian capital Vienna in October, when the far-right Freedom Party won 26 percent of the vote on a xenophobic and anti-Muslim platform.

via Turkish ambassador in Vienna sparks diplomatic row | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 10.11.2010.

So, is he going to apologize for the appalling mistreatment of non-Muslims in Turkey? I don’t think so, do you?😩

Background:
Turkey: the Islamist danger.
Turkey: a Christian bookshop is vandalised while several “Islamic scholars” call for “Global Jihad” against Israel.
Creeping Islamism in Turkey.
Turkey: alleged torturers and killers of three Christians don’t attend court hearing again.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner: “restrictions on Christians in Islamic nations have led to aversion against Muslims“.
Turkey: Human Rights Court Rules in Favor of Church.
Turkey: European Court rules Religion ID, against Human Rights.
Turkey: Europe asks Ankara to recognise the Ecumenical Patriarchate and other religious minorities.
Erdogan Calls Israel ‘Principal Threat’ to Middle East Peace.
Report: Iran aggrees to give $25million to Erdogan’s AKP.
Turkey: demographics and Govt’s policy could cause the end of Constatinople’s Patriarchy.
Turkey: Mob attacks art galleries’ parties allegedly for “alcohol consumption”.
Turkey: Nationalist Party holds prayer in Armenian Cathedral.
Synod: “Turkish extremists were behind Bishop Padovese’s murder”, Bishop Franceschini charges.
Turkey: Senior Minister calls Christian “Kuffar”.
Germany: President Wulff urges Turks to ‘actively integrate’ in Germany in his visit to Turkey.
Turkey: Christians Acquitted of ‘Insulting Turkishness’.
Turkey: Christian graves vandalised on the island of Imvros.
Turkey: Commission for education proposes mandatory Islamic values in Turkish schools.

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