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.
Erdogan says Turkish military advanced 300 square kilometres during Operation Olive Branch
Presidential spokesman says US should start process of disengaging from YPG
Sigmar Gabriel says Turkey is 'big and influential country'
Security forces come across massive underground PKK terror group shelter which houses swimming pool, washrooms
Turkish and German foreign ministers meet in Munich, pledge closer dialogue and cooperation
On Friday, the Greek foreign minister said Turkey would see “non peaceful behavior” from Greece
EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik in Bulgarian capital says Afrin operation ensures security of Turkey and Europe
Yildirim adds: We expect Germany to not tolerate terrorist groups posing threat to Turkey
Court also accepts indictment seeking 18 years in prison for Deniz Yucel on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda
Hassan Kalkawi, Jalma villages cleared from PYD/PKK terrorists as part of Operation Olive Branch
Aircraft crashed during planned training flight, says Turkish military
Turkish foreign minister, US counterpart meet in Ankara amid tension over American support for terror groups in Syria
Turkish president meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at presidential complex in capital Ankara
Yildirim offers his condolences following mass school shooting in Florida
Leading angel investors from around the world to meet in Istanbul next week