Turkey, Netherlands to appoint ambassadors soon: Turkish FM
Relations between the Netherlands and Turkey have gone sour especially after Dutch authorities canceled the flight permit of a plane carrying Çavuşoğlu during last year’s referendum campaign. The Dutch government also expelled then Family and Social Affairs Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya from Rotterdam, blocking her from addressing the Turkish community.
Turkey had conveyed to the Netherlands its wish for the Dutch ambassador to Ankara to “not return to his post for a while.” The first round of talks for normalization between Ankara and The Hague failed in early 2018.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry on Feb. 5 said it had formally withdrawn its ambassador to Turkey, who has been physically barred from the country for almost a year.
Diplomatic relations had been conducted only via the charges d’affaires since then.