World Bulletin / News Desk
The call took place at Kneissl’s request, according to diplomatic sources. No details were available on their conversation.
Last week, Austria’s center-right People's Party (OVP) reached a deal with the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) to form a coalition government after eight weeks of intense negotiations. On Saturday, they pledged a tougher approach to migration and stronger domestic security measures.
On Sunday, Ankara criticized a call by Austria’s new government for a halt to Turkey’s EU accession negotiations, saying it shows a discriminatory attitude that ignores Turkey’s rights.
“This unfortunate and short-sighted statement in Austria’s new government program unfortunately confirms our concerns about a political movement based on discrimination,” said a Foreign Ministry statement.
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