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Turkey Gov’t Has No Right to Slam EU Rally Ban Amid Own Limits on Freedoms – MP

Turkey’s government has no right to criticize a ban on holding Turkish pre-referendum rallies imposed by several European countries, as Ankara itself puts pressure on opposition and limits freedom of assembly in the country, Ozturk Yilmaz, a deputy chair responsible for foreign relations at the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP), told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, the German city of Hamburg canceled appearance of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at a pre-referendum campaign rally over fire safety issues at the venue. A rally was also canceled in another town, Gaggenau. The same day Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders objected conducting campaign rallies by any of the Turkish ministers in the Netherlands.

Full story: sputniknews.com

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