Dutch lawmakers demand explanation from Turkey over race spat

November 28, 2014 5:28 PM

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Dutch lawmakers demand explanation from Turkey over race spat

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers on Friday demanded that the Dutch government seek clarification from Turkey after Ankara appeared to accuse the Netherlands of racism and Islamophobia against its ethnic Turkish population.

What began as a domestic Dutch political row escalated into a diplomatic spat this week after the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday Turkish immigrants were being discriminated against in the Netherlands.

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