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    Turkish Foreign Minister Defies Dutch Ban on Rotterdam Rally

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    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu defied on Saturday a Dutch ban on Turkish pro-referendum rally in Rotterdam, saying nothing would hold him back from meeting Turkish citizens, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Dutch authorities has described the demonstration, reportedly planned for March 11, as unacceptable, angering Ankara, which has been rallying support for April’s referendum on constitutional changes that will give more power to the president.

    "We go wherever we want, and meet with our citizens," Cavusoglu said at a ceremony in Antalya, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency, adding the Netherlands could not stop Turkish officials from going.

    Separately, local authorities in Germany withdrew their permissions for similar events in Gaggenau and Cologne last week that were to be addressed by Turkish justice and economy ministers.


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