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Netherlands

2017

22

Sep

Islam-Europe

Dutch Muslims don’t feel as ‘at home’ as other EU Muslims

Dutch Muslims are among the European Muslims with the lowest level of attachment to the country they are living in, a major survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The vast majority of Muslims in the EU are integrated in the countries they live in and have a high level of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Dutch News

06

Sep

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Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Netherlands

An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said on Saturday. The far-right ‘Identitair Verzet’ movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of Tevhid mosque which is under construction in Venlo city. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Dursun, head of Tevhid Mosque, condemned the incident […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

13

Jul

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Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

The Dutch Senate passed a law early on Wednesday giving intelligence agencies broad new surveillance and other powers, including the ability to gather data from large groups of people at once. The Senate’s approval was the last hurdle for the “tapping law,” which was moulded into its current form after years of debate and criticism […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

07

Jul

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Netherlands: Turkish deputy PM not welcome for rally

The Dutch government has said that Turkish politicians are not welcome at a ceremony commemorating last July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey. A similar dispute in March severely tested ties between the two countries. The Netherlands’ foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday that Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Tugrul Turkes, would not be welcome at a […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: DW English

28

Jun

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Court: Dutch partially liable for Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch appeals court has confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of about 300 Muslims who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops. The ruling by the Hague Appeals Court upholds a 2014 decision that Dutch peacekeepers could have known that […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera English

17

Apr

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Erdogan’s victory angers Dutch politicians

With Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claiming a narrow victory in a referendum designed to give his office more power, several politicians in the Netherlands expressed disdain for the vote results. Erdogan opponents in Turkey questioned the veracity of the vote count, with Turkish state media claiming that 70 percent of Turkish passport holders in […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times

13

Mar

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Europe says No to freedom of speech

Some European countries are taking decisions that have nothing to do with freedom of thought or expression as Turkey prepares for the upcoming referendum in April. The Netherlands, Austria and Germany are some of the Western countries that have canceled meetings of some Turkish ministers and politicians, which they planned as part of their Yes […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anatolian News Agency

13

Mar

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Dutch authorities expel Turkish minister , attacks Turkish protestors in shameful night.

Turkey’s minister of family and social policies has said she suffered “harsh and rude treatment” at the hands of Dutch authorities when she was blocked from entering the Turkish consulate in the Netherlands’ Rotterdam city late Saturday night. Speaking to reporters after her plane landed at Istanbul Ataturk Airport from Germany’s Cologne-Bonn airport, Fatma Betul […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anatolian News Agency

11

Mar

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Netherlands revokes landing permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu

The Netherlands has canceled Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s flight permit on grounds of “security” and “public safety”, Dutch Foreign Ministry announced in a statement Saturday. The announcement came just hours after Cavusoglu said Turkey would impose “severe sanctions” on the Netherlands if attempts were made to cancel his planned meeting in the European country. […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anatolian News Agency & News Agencies

2016

29

Nov

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Dutch Parliament Approves Partial Burqa Ban

Dutch MPs have voted for a ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in some public places, including schools, hospitals, government buildings and on public transport. The rule was approved by 132 members of the 150-seat house. It will now go before the Senate, where it must be approved before becoming law. Under the law, the […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Independent