Dutch FM backs Turkey over Wilders

28th November 2009, Comments 0 comments

Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen says his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, is free to refuse to receive the Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders.

The Netherlands - Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen says his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, is free to refuse to receive the Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders.
 
The PVV leader intends to travel with a parliamentary delegation to Turkey early next year but Turkey's foreign ministry refuses to receive him.

Wilders has asked Foreign Minister Verhagen to lodge a complaint over the refusal. Verhagen is only willing to point out to Ankara the need for conversations with Dutch MPs and the attending advantages.

Speaking during a party conference, Verhagen blamed Wilders for making all sorts of statements while denying other the right to do the same.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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