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Austria bans entry of Turkish Economy Minister Zeybekci

AUSTRIA BANS ENTRY OF TURKISH ECONOMY MINISTER ZEYBEKCI

Austria on Monday barred Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi from visiting the country for an event marking the first anniversary of last year's coup attempt.

Austria has banned Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi from entering the country for failed coup anniversary event, a spokesperson for Austria's Foreign Ministry said Monday.

"I can confirm that [Austrian] Foreign Minister [Sebastian] Kurz has in fact forbidden the Turkish economy minister from entering the country," the spokesperson said.

Last week, the Netherlands also banned Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş from attending a similar event in the country to commemorate the failed coup with Turkish citizens living in the country.

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