March 12, 2017

Turkish family affairs minister blocked from entering Rotterdam consulate

Dutch police have blocked Turkey's family minister from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. Foreign Minister Cavusoglu has reportedly arrived in France. The row centers on Ankara's bid for emigre Turkish votes.

Dutch broadcaster NOS showed footage of Turkey's Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya being stopped by Dutch police as she tried to enter Turkey's Rotterdam consulate. She was not arrested. Read more.

DW

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