- Published on 14 March 2017
- Written by slbc news
The Turkish foreign ministry has rejected a call by top EU officials to show restraint in a row with the Netherlands over political campaigning. It described as "worthless" an appeal by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn. The row erupted after the Dutch barred Turkish ministers from campaigning among expatriates for a referendum. It comes before one of the most closely fought Dutch elections in years. The referendum would controversially boost the powers of Turkish President Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.