Austria weert Turkish minister at commemoration couppoging

Austria weert Turkish minister at commemoration couppoging

Austria does not allow the Turkish minister of Economic Affairs, Nihat Zeybekci, to a meeting comes to the couppoging last year in Turkey to commemorate.

The Austrian Foreign minister Sebastian Kurz said Monday that the meeting is a big event and the visit of a Turkish minister, a danger to the public order means.

Kurz said that the Turkish minister for an official visit, of course, is welcome, but Zeybekci want to only for a public performance to Austria. This is the safety issue.

Kurz’ ministry emphasized that Kurz the coup attempt in Turkey are always in focus has been convicted. But Kurz also has “the wave of mass arrests and dismissals” on the couppoging followed, judged. He has also criticized the “huge limitation of the freedom of expression” in Turkey.


Last Friday, the Netherlands made clear that the Turkish deputy prime minister Tugrul Türkes is not welcome and not to a meeting on 15 July in Apeldoorn.

On July 15, 2016 were Turkish soldiers in a coup attempt. That failed, and especially by the mass resistance of the population and lack of support from other soldiers. There were certainly 240 dead and almost 2200 wounded.

President Erdoğan pointed to an old political rival, Fethullah Gulen, like the brain of the couppoging. Erdogan has the power to drawn in and continues with the hard hand of people that may be to the followers of Gulen.

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