Netherlands officials block Turkish rallies

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent gives details around the current ‘diplomatic spat’ between Turkey and the Netherlands.

A series of rallies aimed to encourage a large number of Turks living in Europe to vote yes in a referendum expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

Gilchrist says planned rallies in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands were blocked after officials cited security concerns or said the rallies could fuel tensions.

Essentially the Turkish president is trying to garner support for a referendum that will extend his powers, and he is trying to do it by whipping up rallies amongst Turkish communities in Europe - the Netherlands and Germany in particular.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

Its rather odd, its suddenly just grown sort of out of nowhere.

Adam Gilchrist, UK Correspondent

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