Belgium with its more than 300,000 citizens of Turkish descent has a new political party, Be.One, which mostly encompasses the country's minorities.

Meryem Kaçar, a former Green Party Senator and one of the founders of Be.One spoke to Daily Sabah last week.

"Confronting a political identity crisis, Europe is today targeting Turks and Muslims as in the past," Kaçar said, adding that rising xenophobic and anti-Islam sentiments in Belgium affects almost all parties.

She said that different Belgian political politics have so far presented candidates of Turkish descent by employing a divide and rule policy and Be.One wants to end this "hypocritical sense of politics."

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