İsmail Cem FERİDUNOĞLU
Turkish Ministers' demands to organize rallies for citizens living in Europe within the framework of the constitutional amendment which was enacted by the Grand National Assembly on January 21 and would be offered to the public through a referendum on April 16, and the rejection of these meetings first in Germany and then in the Netherlands were the starting point of the crisis. The problem, which started with Germany, deepened with the Netherlands, which was on the eve of the general elections to be held on March 15, 2017, and was ascended to the level of a diplomatic crisis. First, the speeches to be given by Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ in Gaggenau, Germany and Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi in Cologne on March 2 were banned. Afterwards, the tension between the two countries has increased following mutually austere declarations. Considering the differences between the parties' comments on the course of events and their response to the crisis, it is obvious that the election atmosphere on both sides made an impact on the unfolding of the events.
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