March 11, 2017 / 10:43 AM / in 9 months

Dutch withdraw Turkish minister's travel permission in rally dispute: CNN Turk

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Netherlands has withdrawn permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu to fly to Rotterdam on Saturday after he was barred from addressing a Turkish rally there, CNN Turk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.

FILE PHOTO - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a speech to the media at the foreign ministry building (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

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

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