Protesting Turkish Dutchman released

Protesting Turkish Dutchman released

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The Turkish Dutchman Volkan Caliskan is released by the Turkish police. According to the ministry of Foreign Affairs applies Caliskan still as suspicious and may he Turkey not to leave.

The man lives in the Netherlands, but staying for a while in Turkey. He was two weeks ago during a football game arrested, along with others who, like him, behind a banner sat on which an endorsement was to two teachers who are on hunger strike.

The teachers were just like thousands of others in Turkey by the authorities in connection with the failed couppoging of last year, according to the Turkish government, was the work of spiritual Fethullah Gulen and his followers.

Foreign Affairs is in close contact with Caliskans family and urges the Turkish authorities to him for clarity about where he is, said a spokeswoman of the ministry.

“The judicial process in Turkey is currently quite slow for a variety of reasons and we talk Turkey, just as we in other countries do.” On-the-spot Caliskan supported by the embassy.


Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs that the ministry, “him active, so he quickly clarity”. Koenders said earlier that the case of Caliskan at the highest administrative levels is discussed.

He points out that there is a small group of Turkish-Dutch of about ten people stuck in Turkey. According to Koenders, people come, sometimes quickly, but often also people.

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