The leader of a new party set up at the end of last year by the Turkish community in Austria has said it expects to contest elections in 2019.

The center-right New Movement for the Future was established in December with Adnan Dincer as party chairman. It aims to combat the growth of the far-right in Austria, where more than 350,000 people of Turkish origin live, and represent migrants from around the world.

"We want to stand in the elections with a professional team," Dincer told Anadolu Agency. "We do not have to run for the 2018 legislative election, we can be prepared well and take part in the local elections that will be held in 2019 or 2020."

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