Dutch far-right leader protests Turkish FM’s visit

Far-right Geert Wilders protests in front of Turkish Embassy in The Hague against referendum rally by Mevlut Cavusoglu.

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders Wednesday protested against Turkish foreign minister’s plan to campaign in the Netherlands for Turkey’s constitutional change referendum.

In front of Turkish Embassy in The Hague, the Freedom Party (PVV) leader protested against any referendum rally by Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Alongside banners in Turkish and Dutch reading, “Stay away, this is our country,” Wilders read out a press release saying the constitutional changes would give too much power to the president.

“We cannot allow Turkish ministers to come to the Netherlands to lobby for such a regime in our country,” he said.

Wilders complained that the Dutch government had done too little to prevent the event, adding that he wants Turkish government ministers declared “persona non grata” until the April 16 referendum.

If Cavusoglu arrives in the Netherlands on Saturday he should be turned and sent back with Turkey’s ambassador, Wilders.

“This is our country, we do not accept Turkish ministers campaigning in our country.”

Wilders argued…

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