An Austrian politician has accused Turkish authorities of spying on people living in Austria who are opposed to the Turkish leader President Tayyip Erdogan.

It follows similar accusations made in recent days in Germany and the Netherlands regarding possible networks of thousands of Turkish spies in Europe.

The security spokesperson for Austria's Green party, Peter Pilz, announced on Wednesday that "systematic spying" is being carried out of people living in Austria who are against the Turkish government.

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