Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said he will go to Rotterdam on Saturday, despite being banned by the port city’s mayor from campaigning there for a Turkish referendum.
“He has diplomatic immunity and everything so we will treat him with respect, but we have other instruments to prohibit things happening in public spaces,” Aboutaleb said.
Cavusoglu’s delegation announced on Facebook that the gathering would instead be held at the private residence of the Turkish consul in Rotterdam. The invitation to the gathering asked visitors not to use their car horns or wave Turkish flags.
Many in Europe worry that Erdogan is capitalising on post-coup fears to push through a more authoritarian system with few checks on his power.
Source: Al Jazeera News