Austria is capital of radical racism, says Turkish foreign minister
The Turkish foreign minster, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, has called Austria the “capital of radical racism” after the country’s chancellor, Christian Kern, suggested ending EU accession talks with Ankara.
In an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber, Çavuşoğlu said Kern’s comments, spurred in part by a crackdown on suspected perpetrators of a failed coup last month, were ugly and that he rejected them all. “The Austrian chancellor should first take a look at his own country. One of the trends that is an enemy of human rights and values is racism and today Austria is the capital of radical racism,” he said.