ANKARA (Reuters) - The Netherlands has withdrawn permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu to fly to Rotterdam on Saturday after he was barred from addressing a Turkish rally there, CNN Turk and NTV television stations said on Sunday.
Rotterdam city authorities had banned Cavusoglu from addressing a meeting there in support of President Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign for extended powers to be put to a referendum in April. He had said he would fly to Rotterdam anyway.
CNN Turk said he was denied a flight permit. NTV said he was denied a landing permit.
Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; writing by Ralph Boulton