Dutch Euro MP on Turkish death list

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Joost Lagendijk was on the death list of the ultra-nationalist Turkish group Ergenekon, reports a Turkish newspaper.

28 July 2008

The Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported on Sunday that the Dutch Euro MP Joost Lagendijk was on the death list of the ultra-nationalist Turkish group Ergenekon.

The list also included opposition leader Deniz Baykal and former presidents Sulayman Demiriel and Ahmet Necdet.

GreenLeft MP Lagendijk is vice-chairman of the European parliamentary delegation which monitors Turkish compliance with reforms which it must institute in order to become an EU member. He is also married to Turkish television reporter Nevin Sungur.

Langedijk says he is surprised to find himself on the group's death list. However, he is not overly concerned, since the group's members have been arrested.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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