Austria does not want Erdogan’s campaign is run
The Austrian government does not want that the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign for a referendum on the Turkish constitution.
Minister Sebastian Kurz (Foreign Affairs) said on Monday against the newspaper Heute that he is not sitting waiting to “campagneoptredens” of Erdogan.
Austria has a large Turkish community. The note of minister Kurz is also bad cases in Ankara. Deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said on a press conference that the referendum is not a matter where Austria is doing.
Rather also said the German federal state of North rhine-Westphalia to want to avoid that Erdogan a speech is hold in connection with the referendum.
Turks have to decide on april 16 on whether their country should switch to a presidential system. That would be Erdogan more power.
Kurz stressed that Erdogan is welcome in Austria, if he would but no campaign is run.