The political row between Austria and Turkey has stepped up a notch with Austria's right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) holding a controversial commemoration event for the 333rd anniversary of Austria's Battle of Vienna victory over the Ottoman Empire.

The event was organised to stress the need to defend the "Western world" from invaders.

On a controversial poster, they wrote: "Abendland Beschutzen Damals Wie Heute (To protect the Western World - in the past as well as today)."

The event is taking place on 12th September at Vienna's Palais Ferstl to mark the defeat in September 1683 of 100,000 soldiers from the Ottoman Empire.

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