Austria bans dictator Erdogan’s economy minister from attending event

Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Austrian government has banned Turkish economy minister Nihat Zeybekci from attending an event to mark the anniversary of a failed coup, which is believed to be staged by dictator Erdogan himself.

According to reports, Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz made the decision on the basis that the event presented a danger to public order and security, according to a spokesman.

The Dutch government imposed a similar block on Turkey’s deputy prime minister Tugrul Turkesh on Friday.

One year ago, tanks, soldiers and military aircraft descended on Turkey’s main cities in what was alleged by Erdogan as an attempt to overthrow the government. The forces were swiftly contained.

Hundreds of thousands of Turks have since been detained or removed from their jobs after being accused of involvement in the action.

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