Turkish ex-minister to campaign in Brussels

Turkish ex-minister to campaign in Brussels

World March 8, 2017 13:21

brussels - Turkish ex-Energy Minister Taner Yildiz tries Wednesday night in Brussels Belgian Turks to convince them next month to vote for Turkish constitution. Including the Netherlands and Germany seek to discourage such campaigns. In Germany, this week a speech Yildiz at the last minute canceled by the municipality where he wanted to speak.

The former minister of President Erdogan's AK Party holds a speech Wednesday night in the Brussels municipality of Sint-Joost-ten-Node, at the invitation of the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD). Mayor Emir Kir told media in Brussels that was not requested. 'But it does not because it is a private initiative. '

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Monday that it is up to local authorities to allow such meetings or ban following a safety analysis.

Incidentally supporters of Erdogan plans a large 'election show' with Turkish politicians. Possible end of March will be held in a large hall in Ghent. The UETD, which is linked to the AK Party is trying to find a room that is large enough. In 2015 15. 000 people came in a speech by Erdogan in Hasselt. It is possible that Erdogan will now return.

The Turkish president wants to get more power through referendum by introducing a presidential system.

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