Turks Running for Office in Austria
A coalition of migrants of Turkish descent are running for election in a state election. The candidates were presented on Thursday.
Seyfi Öztürk, the top candidate for the “List for our Lower Austria” (LNÖ), is in favor of building mosques in
It is the first time for a political group comprising Turkish migrants to run for election. Women were ostentatiously clad in hijabs, saying that this is a religious symbol. However, “It’s also alright if a woman decides against wearing a hijab”, says Aysun Güney, a dress maker and ranked number 2 on the list.
“We want to show our strength”, the group says. They see a potential of 50,000 Muslim votes in
[WC comment: Demanding better integration yet they don’t want to learn the language? Did I miss something?]