Inhabitants of the Austrian town Wiener Neustadt are being told not to display Turkish flags in windows and on balconies, local media report.

The town's mayor, Klaus Schneeberger, wrote in a letter to council estates and Turkish communities that they needed to "immediately" take down the flags because "Turkish domestic issues" should not be imported into the city.

Schneeberger said that his town, 60 kilometers from Vienna, was very "open and tolerant" but stressed that integration also means a commitment to the city and that its values "need to be respected."

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