At an event at the end of Ramadan in Vienna’s Ottakring district, Turkish Ambassador Ozan Ceyhun is said to have called the Christmas celebration selfish.
According to a report in the Krone newspaper, numerous AKP supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in the 16th district of Vienna on Sunday to pay tribute to a Corona relief action from Turkey and distribute aid packages. Present were students and graduates of Imam Hatip schools as well as other AKP-related groups. While praising the Turkish relief action, Ambassador Ozan Ceyhun is said to have said something about Christians in his speech: “They don’t organize events like we do here. For example at Christmas, and I deliberately say the word Christmas in German language so that you understand what I mean. They proceed in a selfish manner and seclude themselves in their own homes and don’t hand out presents like we do.” In addition, the Turkish AKP MP Zafer Sirakaya, is said to have paid tribute to Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, at the event: “The biggest ammunition, the military arsenal, is the Muslim brothers, who are connected in brotherhood.”