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>> There was meant to be a rally but instead, this happened. Police using force to break up demonstrators outside the Turkish embassy in Rotterdam. So how did it turn into this? First on Saturday, Turkey attempted to send its foreign minister to the Netherlands to hold a rally among Dutch-Turkish immigrants.
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It was in support of a referendum campaign which aims to give President Erdogan new powers. The Netherlands had asked the minister not to come, revoking landing permission for his plane.>>
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> We were taken out of the vehicle and taken to a police station on border with Germany with police escort.
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Later Saturday, Turkey's family affairs minister traveled from Germany and attempted to address a large crowd in Rotterdam. She was stopped by Dutch police, declared an undesirable alien and escorted back to the German border.>>
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We were held at police station for 1.5 hours. We dished out very harsh and rude treatment.>> With just days until a Dutch election, Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he's doing everything to de-escalate the fallout. The government had said any rallies would stoke tensions before polling day, it may be too late for that.