March 11th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey, has been denied entry to the Netherlands, after he wanted to attend a pro-Turkish rally in Rotterdam.
It is not known whether the decision from the Dutch government is related to the incident that happened at the pro-Erdogan rally in the German city of Hamburg on Tuesday, during which a German journalist was beaten by Turkish security personnel. This, was, however, not the only controversy surrounding the event. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a speech during which he displayed far-right extremist and islamist gestures. It was later revealed that the audience which Çavuşoğlu was addressing, consisted predominantly of the Grey Wolves, a Turkish far-right islamo-nationalist group, also aligned with the terrorists groups in Syria. The authorities in Hamburg have since looked into the matter due to the possible violations of the German constitution.
Turkey has a relatively large diaspora in Netherlands. It comes in third right after the Turkish diaspora communities in Germany and France.