Erdogan’s visit to Vienna and the Austrian Foreign Minister’s reaction

June 20, 2014

The upcoming visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan ensures that some Austrian politicians will react very emotionally. Beside the Austrian Foreign Minister, however, some rightwing politicians criticize the Turkish Prime Minister. Nonetheless, some politicians are accusing Erdogan of splitting the Turkish community in Austria. The Austrian Foreign Minister already tweeted that Erdogan should choose his words carefully towards his fellowmen and he should not influence the integration process of Turkish migrants in Austria in a negative way. Soon afterwards a Turkish politician reacted; he tweeted that the “young” Austrian Foreign Minister should apologize for his words addressed towards the Turkish Prime Minister.

Prime minister Recep Tayip Erdogan is visiting Austria

Tags: Austria Turkey relations, Integration & Migration

June 2, 2014

On June 19, 2014 the prime minister Recep Tayip Erdogan will arrive for a short visit at Vienna. According to Turkish and Austrian newspapers, it is not an official visit. There will be no official meetings between Turkish and Austrian ministers or representatives. Nonetheless, the timing of this visit is not chosen accidentaly, but it is related to 50th  anniversary of the labor recruitment agreement celebrations.