Up to 100 Dutch citizens ‘prevented from leaving Turkey after criticising President Erdogan’

recep-tayyip-erdogan-1Up to 100 Dutch citizens have reportedly been blocked from leaving Turkey after criticising the country’s President. Those affected are of Turkish descent and had been publicly critical of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Netherlands public broadcaster NOS reported. Dual nationals from Germany, Switzerland and other European nations were having trouble returning home, the broadcaster said. Pro-Turkish protesters scuffle with police in Netherlands after minister expulsion. Many had been in the country on holiday or to visit relatives, with some accused of supporting the “Hizmet” movement led by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. A spokesperson for the Dutch foreign ministry said it was difficult to confirm how many citizens were affected as it only knew of those who had sought help. “The reasons why [they have had problems leaving Turkey] are varied, but some of them may be linked to the Gulen movement,” she told The Independent….Read More

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