Monday, June 25, 2018

Turks in Netherlands Celebrate Erdogan's Victory

Turkse Nederlanders op het Mercatorplein in Amsterdam.
-De Telegraaf

Turkish president/dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has won another "election" cementing his presidential powers. In the Netherlands, Turks turned out on the streets of Dutch cities to celebrate. Apparently, Rotterdam witnessed the biggest celebration leading many Dutch to question where their Turkish communities' loyalties really lie. The below article in De Telegraaf is translated from the Dutch by Fousesquawk.

70 Fines for Rotterdam Turks who celebrated Erdogan's win

Rotterdam- Seventy fines were given out Sunday evening to Turkish Rotterdammers  because they caused a nuisance. That is what Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told RTV Rijmond.
The Turks have been fined for horns, wrong parking and blocking traffic. They took to the streets on Sunday evening to celebrate the victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish presidential election.
In order to involve the Turks more in Rotterdam, Aboutaleb wants to sit around the table with them. "I am ready to talk to everyone, but I can not do that on my own. That also requires the other side
Win celebrated en masse
On Sunday, Erdogan's victory was also celebrated en masse in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Zaandam and Deventer, among others, while reports from celebrating Turks also came in from other cities.

Approximately a quarter of a million Turkish Dutch citizens were able to vote in the Netherlands. Over 70 percent  are believed to have voted for Erdogan.

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