Skip to comments.Kurz responds to Erdoğan: We are not afraid of your threats
Posted on 06/22/2018 12:58:48 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke about Erdoğans threats after the mosques under the AKP government were closed and imams deported to Turkey. Kurz said: We are not afraid of your threats.
Austria had recently ruled to deport 60 imams and their families who had ties to the Turkish state, under the countrys combatting political Islam policy. 7 mosques were closed down, and the Austrian governments decision came after children were put in army uniforms in these Turkish mosques.
Turkish President Erdoğan and AKP officials started to target Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz after these rulings. AKP supporters posted death threats against Kurz on social media, but the Viennese government is resolute in upholding their decision.
Chancellor Kurz spoke about the threats from Ankara for the first time in the Kronen Talk program by the Kronen Zeitung newspaper and said, Austria is not afraid of Ankaras threats. We will not change our line for these threats. Kurz added that the previous social democratic government turned a blind eye to the extensions of the Turkish state, but we wont make the same mistakes.
MONEY FLOW TO ANKARA MUST STOP
Kurz said foreign-backed mosques were tolerated before: We have ended the process of mosques receiving money from abroad. We are trying to put a stop to complaints about mosques. Our government is currently checking up all mosques.
Austrias conservative leader Kurz, who is vehemently opposed to Turkeys membership to the EU, continued: We say no to membership, but yes to working together. And, we dont want hundreds of millions of Euros to flow to Ankara under EU support.
Chancellor Kurz harshly criticized the Erdoğan regimes human rights violations: Erdoğan has put tens of thousands of people in prison, it cant go on like this. We are absolutely not on the side of war or conflict.
Kurz had previously protested children being dressed in military uniforms in mosques of ATİB, the Turkish states religious affairs institution in Austria, and said, This has no place in Austria, we will never tolerate such things. Meanwhile Erdoğan had used the crisis with Vienna as campaign material and called on Kurz in his election rallies as, "Your amateurish attitude could cost you a lot. You must know that closing a mosque in Austria and deporting religious men would start the battle of the cross and the crescent again, for which you will be responsible."
Chancellor Kurz does not waver. Nor should he. Nor should the EU.
Turkish elections are on Sunday the 24th. We wait. Will they change anything? Who knows.
Agree with the closing of mosques in Austria and about not wavering against Turkey. But not a fan of Kurz. He’s wishy washy on other things.
WOOOOHOOOOO Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
“The mosques are our barracks, the domes out helmets, the minarets our bayonets, the faithful our soldiers.” - Erdo utterance
Seems well underway, to me... and up to this point only one side was fighting.
Erdogan the Islamist dictator of Turkey is not accustomed to being told NO. The Little Sultan thinks it is again the Ottoman Empire prior to 1914.
I don’t know much about Kurz. But I know too much about Erdogan the Islamist Dictator of Turkey.
Uh, Erdogan thinks he’s the Sultan, it’s 1683, and Turkish forces have Vienna surrounded
Kurz should send him a box of croissants.
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I was about ready to post it and hit the wrong hot key and lost everything. Had to redo the entire post and was hurrying. I don’t do my best work when I hurry. smile.
Wonder what Erdogan will think if he wakes up some morning and the Kurds surround him?
He has a way of making everyone in the world angry at him.
Not a problem, I was just curious and still am. Does it alter the pronunciation?
My post was taken as HTML with all the breaks removed
You might find this interesting
The Armenian Who Helped Create Todays Turkish Language
It is truly amazing that an Armenian did that for Turkey.
The issue is not in the display block but in the composer for the article. Several blocks will not accept those characters.
When I cut an past articles from the html source into the body of the article, the coding is perfect. But if it is placed in the title block or the author or date fields it will not render properly.
If Barack Obama was shot between the eyes tonight, would any body that matters care?
I’m looking forward to the day that I no longer think of him at all.
Glad to see Austria in right wing hands, and that they reject the anti-Semitic degenerate bastard Erdogan and are taking DIRECT ACTION against his sympathizers.
I admire Erdogans reaction to the coup attempt against him, but that’s his internal deal and one that Trump needs to emulate.
We support Israel and right wing Jews, time to toss Turkey from NATO.