The populist anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has stirred up controversy by celebrating the 333 year anniversary of the end of the Turkish siege of Vienna.

The second siege of Vienna is one of the defining pieces of Austrian history as it was the final time the Islamic world would try and conquer Europe through military means. Everything from the croissant to coffee came to Europe as a result of one of the most famous battles in European history.

The populist FPÖ are now stirring controversy for celebrating the 333rd anniversary of the siege as critics accuse them of further inflaming a tense relationship between Austria and Turkey, reports Kronen Zeitung.

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