"We can see the slow Islamization in the Balkans. The European Union is losing its influence in the Balkans. Turkey and Saudi Arabia, in contrast, are increasing their influence," Doskozil said expressing "serious concern" over the situation.
"Because of this development, it would be unacceptable from my point of view if Turkey as part of NATO would soon deploy more troops to the Balkans," Doskozil noted, adding that such imbalance was not in the Europeans' interests.
Doskozil urged Germany and other countries to prevent any change of the power balance and threats to democracy in the region.