Protester replaces Dutch flag with Turkish flag at Holland’s consulate in Istanbul

The Turkish foreign affairs minister commented on the serious crisis between his country and Holland, stating that a simple apology from Amsterdam will not be enough. Meanwhile, an unidentified Turkish man climbed onto the roof of Holland’s consulate in Istanbul and replaced the Dutch flag with a Turkish flag.

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According to news reports, an unidentified man climbed onto the roof of the Dutch consulate in Istanbul and replaced the Dutch flag with a Turkish flag. In the footage from the scene, the man is seen standing on the roof of the building and shouting: “Allahu Akbar.” Meanwhile, Turkish officials continue to hurl insults at Holland.  

Outside of the consulate, a group of people waving Turkish flags gathered. The consulate staff eventually took down the Turkish flag and put the Dutch flag back up.

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Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was banned from landing in the country next month for a rally, said that he is “waiting to see whether Europe will condemn the fascist action of Holland.” He added that a simple apology from Holland will not be enough.

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