March 10, 2017 / 6:28 PM / in 8 months

Rotterdam mayor: Turkish foreign minister not allowed to campaign

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will not be allowed to campaign for the Turkish referendum during a visit to Rotterdam on Saturday, the mayor of the Dutch port city said on Friday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at the International Tourism Trade Fair ITB in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

“He has diplomatic immunity and everything so we will treat him with respect, but we have other instruments to prohibit things happening in public spaces,” Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told reporters.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Writing by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Catherine Evans

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