Netherlands withdraws ambassador from Turkey amid failure to normalize ties

  05 February 2018    Read: 1915
Netherlands withdraws ambassador from Turkey amid failure to normalize ties
The Netherlands has withdrawn its ambassador to Turkey, failing to normalize relations with the latter, Sputnik reported.

Relations between the Netherland and Turkey deteriorated last year after Dutch authorities banned a Turkish minister from attending a demonstration prior to Dutch election.

Commenting on the situation, Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlsra said in a Tweeter that "we have not agreed on how to normalise ties."

Turkey isn't going toward the EU membership, but rather moving in an opposite direction, a European Commission representative Alexander Winterstein said at a press conference in Brussels.


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