Turkish minister denied entry by Dutch police

Indo Asian News Service

Ankara, March 12 (IANS) Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Betul Sayan Kaya's vehicle was stopped by Dutch police from entering the consulate in Rotterdam late Saturday.

Dutch Foreign Ministry announced earlier in a statement that the Netherlands has cancelled Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight permission due to "security" and "public safety" reasons, Xinhua cited state-run Anadolu Agency as saying.

Cavusoglu was scheduled to address the Turkish community in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday.

Kaya's office reportedly said that she will meet with Turkish citizens there instead after the Netherlands denied landing permission to the top diplomat.

Dutch authorities blocked the street where the Turkish Consul General's residence in Rotterdam is located after Kaya announced that she will travel to Rotterdam by land.

--IANS

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