Government prohibits Turkish deputy prime minister for coupherdenking

Government prohibits Turkish deputy prime minister for coupherdenking

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The Turkish deputy prime minister Tugrul Türkes is next week Tuesday is not welcome in Apeldoorn, the netherlands for a commemoration of the failed coup in Turkey a year ago. That the cabinet has on Friday reported.

Türkes want to be a guest at a commemoration of the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) in congrescentrum Orpheus.

The government considers, however, a visit of a Turkish minister to the Netherlands at the moment not desired.

According to the government is “considering the current circumstances in the bilateral relationship between our countries” is not desired that Türkes or another member of the cabinet to the Netherlands.


In march of this year led to the proposed introduction of two Turkish ministers in the Netherlands campaign wanted to run for the Turkish referendum a diplomatic row. In the referendum were allowed Turkish citizens to comment on a series of measures which the Turkish president Erdogan even more power.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavosoglu got no consent in the Netherlands to countries and minster of Family affairs Fatma Kaya was sent away from Rotterdam and back to Germany accompanied.

The decision that the Turkish deputy prime minister, now is not welcome according to the government “is a logical consequence of the events in march”.


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The meeting on July 11, according to the UETD anniversary of the failed couppoging on 15 July last year, that by the intervention of supporters of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was foiled.

Since the failed coup has Erdogan many tens of thousands of opponents arrested and detained, including members of opposition parties, journalists and judges. He also has the freedom of the press and the freedoms of minorities is quite limited. These actions have led to much criticism from the international community.

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