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DIPLOMACY >Turkish family minister says she witnessed ‘inhumane treatment’ in Netherlands

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Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Beytül Sayan Kaya has said she witnessed “inhumane treatment” from the Dutch authorities after being barred from entering Turkey’s Rotterdam consulate and deported to Germany. 

Sayan Kaya said their “most basic needs were not provided” and charge d'affaires, five members of her team were detained, while members of the press were attacked by police dogs and horses.

“I once again condemn the Netherlands,” Kaya told a press conference at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, accompanied by Energy Minister Berat Albayrak.

Albayrak described events as “a night of shame for European democracy.”

March/12/2017

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