World Bulletin / News Desk
A storekeeper in southeast Turkey on Monday filed a criminal complaint against the king of the Netherlands and a host of officials over the treatment of Turkish ministers.
In a sign of the outrage felt by ordinary Turkish people over the bar on Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, Mehmet Ozturk lodged the complaint with the Adiyaman Public Prosecutor’s Office.
“I felt disturbed as a Turkish citizen by the ugly assaults of the Netherlands against Minister Kaya, her convoy and her advisers,” Ozturk, who is from the small town of Kahta, told Anadolu Agency.
Kaya was deported after being blocked from attending a campaign event linked to the referendum on constitutional change in Turkey. After being stopped from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam by Dutch police on Saturday evening she was driven to the German border.
In his complaint, Ozturk named King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, Foreign Minister Bert Koenders and Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, accusing them of insulting Turkey and violating the European Convention on Human Rights.
Meanwhile, a florist in neighboring Gaziantep declared a ban on the sale of Dutch flowers in his shop.
Salman Sertbas, from Islahiye near the Syrian border, said he would try to unite other Turkish florists against importing Dutch blooms.
In Edirne, a province bordering Greece and Bulgaria, the head of the local Milk Producers’ Union Mustafa Suicmez told reporters that there would be a block on using “Dutch-based diary products”.
55 terrorists neutralized, 20 caves, 42 shelters destroyed since operation launched in Hakurk, Kani Rash regions
Defense secretary remarks come after a meeting with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia at Pentagon
The latest crisis laying siege to the leading online social network has raised the specter that he has lost control of his creation and been naive about the unintended consequences of people sharing so much about themselves.
Lawmakers stared down a self-imposed deadline of midnight Friday, when federal funding was set to expire, and passed the mammoth package by a vote of 65-32, with hours to spare.
Allowing Peshmerga to vote twice in upcoming polls would violate Iraq’s national charter, Turkmen politician asserts
Case against Turkish President’s seven bodyguards over brawl in Washington was dismissed, says lawyer
Antonio Guterres says one in four people will live countries where lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent by 2050
Energy secretary says US should get ahead before Russia or China builds civil nuclear capability in the Kingdom
Negative impact on Chinese gowth would be greater if US expands tariffs and protectionist measures, rating agency warns
'We look forward to continuing our conversations' with Turkey, Heather Nauert says
Trump took to Twitter to announce the latest in a cascade of staff changes, one which calls the future of a landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program into serious doubt.
Humanitarian Relief Foundation has provided water to over 3M people across 36 countries
Before his removal by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) on Wednesday evening Iranian Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad was the head of Pilatus, the bank at the heart of a corruption scandal exposed by murdered Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Gunfight erupts between Hamas security forces and suspected perpetrators of Jan. 13 attempt on PM’s life
Foreign Ministry urges Iraqi officials to take necessary measures to eliminate security threats against Iraqi Turkmen
Terrorists plotting attack on Turkish military bases have been hit