Many high-profile names from Turkish and Austrian communities gathered at an iftar dinner organized by the Turkish Islamic Union for Cultural and Social Cooperation in Austria (ATIB) in Vienna on Friday evening (It will be late .you are right.)
Turkish Ambassador to Austria Kadri Evcet Tezcan stressed in his speech that obedience to the law and learning the language of the country they live in is the primary task for the Turkish community to carry out.
Seyfi Bozkuş, the general director of ATIB, stressed the meaning and importance of Ramadan for Muslims and added they host 200 people a day at iftar in Vienna.
He said they always acted in cooperation with official institutions in Austria and expressed sadness that ATIB has been a political subject in discussions led by parties in Austrian domestic politics.
Dr. Fuat Sanaç, the head of Austria's Islamic Community, says they are preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Austria's official recognition of Islam in 2012.
Sanaç said they want to bring high-profile names of the two communities together for celebration of the Ramadan feast, which will take place in the garden of a small mosque in Vienna on Sept. 4. He added that Austrian President Heinz Fischer will also attend the celebration.