Ankara and Vienna brink of a diplomatic scandal

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Ankara and Vienna brink of a diplomatic scandal

On Wednesday, 10 November, Turkey’s ambassador in Vienna, Kadri Edzhvet Tezdzhan was summoned to the Foreign Ministry of Austria, where he was handed a protest note over his statements that “Austria has a policy of discrimination against foreigners, the newspaper Hurriyet. In turn, the Turkish Foreign Ministry regrets the incident and requests the Vienna not to escalate the Austrian-Turkish relations.

The statement of foreign policy notes that the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu to resolve the crisis will hold a telephone conversation with his Austrian counterpart, Michael Spindelegger.

Note scandal erupted after an ‘s interview to an Austrian newspaper Die Presse, where he accused the Austrian government of discriminating against foreigners. In addition, the ambassador noted that if Vienna was not the headquarters of OPEC, OSCE and other international organizations, he would not have stayed in Austria a day.

Meanwhile, head of the ultranationalist party of Austria Harald Vilimski called to sever all diplomatic relations with Turkey.

Recall Kadri Edzhvet Tezdzhan at one time was the Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan.

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