ANALYSIS: Soothing words or night-sticks? The choice facing Turkey and EU
Relations between Ankara and the EU could break entirely unless both sides pull back from the brink, say analysts
ISTANBUL, Turkey – For about 30 minutes on Sunday morning, the Turkish flag flew atop the Dutch consulate in Istanbul. A Turkish protester had scaled the wall, replaced the Dutch colours, and shouted that God was great.
It was a scene reminiscent of the storming of embassies in Iran, or perhaps the Green Zone in Iraq’s Baghdad. It was also one of the milder moments in the ongoing diplomatic scandal between Turkey and European states.
Hours earlier, Dutch riot police had horse-charged Turkish protesters demonstrating outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam over the banning of Turkish politicians from campaigning in the Netherlands.Koko, Mom Cat like this
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