The Austrian minister called on Germany and other countries to pay attention to the Balkans, where signs of the oncoming Islamization of the region are clearly visible.
He sent sharp accusations against Turkey and Saudi Arabia that a growing influence would lead to a change in the appearance of cities in the Western Balkans.
Soon in this region you will not see a woman with an open face on the street, “the minister said.
The Foreign Minister called for accelerating the process of convergence of the Western Balkans to the EU. Despite the fact that the EU is currently facing problems such as Brexit and the Gibraltar referendum on membership in the European Union, the refugee crisis or Islamic terrorism, but the western Balkans should not be overlooked.
This is a region with young states, where tension has recently increased again between different ethnic groups. Therefore, we must continue to play an active role in this important region of the EU, to support reforms and combat radicalization, “the minister said.
Turkey currently finances mosques in the cities of Banja Luka and Sarajevo (Bosnia), Prizren and Pristina (Kosovo), and operates in the poor rural areas of Bosnia and Southern Serbia as a major investor in order to gain influence.