A group of protesters who gathered in front of the Dutch Embassy in Ankara on Saturday night uprooted the sign for a street named after the Netherlands.
Protesters gathered in front of the embassy after Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya was expelled from the country by Dutch police when she insisted on going into the residence of the Rotterdam consulate to give a political speech.
Chanting slogans against the Dutch government, protesters crushed the street sign saying, “We will crush all of you [Europe], starting with the Netherlands.”
According to reports in the Turkish media on Sunday, a man replaced the Dutch flag in front of the Dutch Consulate General in İstanbul in protest of the cancellation of Turkish minister’s campaign speech and hoisted the Turkish flag while chanting “Allahuakbar,” meaning “God is great.”
Earlier on Saturday, Dutch authorities canceled the flight clearance for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s aircraft to land in the country.
Several European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands., Austria and Sweden, canceled the campaign rallies of Turkish ministers seeking the support of Turkish expatriates living in Europe for a referendum on April 16 that will switch Turkey into an executive presidency.