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22nd Jun 2017

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Erdogan tells Dutch not to vote for PM Rutte or Wilders

A day before the Dutch parliamentary elections, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish-Dutch voters on Tuesday not to vote for the parties of prime minister Mark Rutte, or anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders. His diplomatically unusual request comes after a diplomatic row between the Netherlands and Turkey escalated. Erdogan's party has its own agenda: to win an April referendum that would grant the president more power.

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