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Istambul: Dutch flag pulled away from Consulate

Turks Istambul

After the Turkish riots in Rotterdam,  caused by denial of the Dutch authorities to honor Turkish diaspora request for a rally in support of the President Erdogan, the relations between The Netherlands and Turkey continued to degenerate.

Today the Dutch flag was removed from the General Consulate building by protestors in Istanbul, and replaced by the Turkish one with the Islam symbol of half-moon. A man, conducting the replacement loudly shouted “Allah Akbar!” (Video below).

Dutch leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) dabbed the Turkish diaspora the 5th column (‘Quinta columna’), and requested to end practise of the double nationality, and open borders.”The 5th column should go out… Borders closed.”

The hypocrisy of the Turkish authorities organizing the rally in support of Erdogan in Rotterdam startled many: the numbers of jailed victims of regime actively circulated in social media: 153 journalists, 13 elected MPs, 80 elected mayors, countless activists remain jailed in Turkey.

Turkish protests in Rotterdam

Rotterdam turks

Several hundred demonstrators waving Turkish flags gathered outside the Turkish consulate in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday, demanding to see the Turkish minister for family affairs as a dispute between the two countries escalated.

Police erected metal barriers and patrolled on horseback to keep the demonstrators away from the consulate as the crowd grew with more pro-Turkish protesters arriving from Germany.

Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya traveled by road to the Netherlands from neighboring Germany after the Dutch government revoked landing rights for a plane carrying Turkey’s foreign minister earlier the same day.

 

 

 

#Trump's triumph reflects on #EU

 

trump-in-crowdAnna van Densky OPINION

#Trump’s triumph has a direct and powerful impact on Europe’s political life – the upcoming elections 2017 in the #EU key countries, namely Dutch in March and French in May. Both unsystemic candidates Geert Wilders (PvV) and Marine Le Pen (FN) have sensed that their victory as ‘anti-establishment’ politicians can be materialized within months.
Marine Le Pen early congratulations to #Trump, noticed among first from the European political class, beyond doubt are sincere, as unsystemic candidate scorned and ridiculed by the French main stream media, she recognized the fresh wind of change over political landscape.
Clearly #Trump’s victory sets an example for European electorates to encourage them to express their free will, refusing the imposed by establishment figures.
The #EU austerity policy, toppled by failed immigration policy is too much to bear for exhausted Europeans, once upon a time looking up to the #EU as ‘peace and prosperity’ project. A million of migrants from Middle East and Africa, terrorist threat from jihadis, conflicts in Eastern and Mediterranean neighbourhoods create a dramatic setting, naturally forcing the citizens to reflect about change of political elites, who are directly responsible for the poor state of affairs.
This is certainly not a cheerful news for the #EU bureaucrats, who took their luxurious existence with mega salaries and generous pensions for granted, losing feeling of reality in their cosy Brussels bubble.
The idea of endless imposition of the #EU agenda on the citizens, without their consent, and follow up games of ‘second’ referendums as it happened to Ireland, or The Netherlands, whose Prime Minister Mark Rutte seems to ignore the results of the plebiscite, choosing for Brussels political schedule. This modus operandi might come to the end in the cause of 2017 in similar way as it happened in the USA, where the electorate kept the cards close to heart.
Now it is the turn of Europeans to take th destiny in their won hands.
Est modus in rebus…

 

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