Geert Wilders briefly attended a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in The Hague
Mr Wilders joined dozens of protesters outside Turkey's embassy in The Hague yesterday as they urged for Turkish officials to stop campaigning about their nation's upcoming referendum on Dutch soil.
The anti-Islam populist was photographed outside the embassy holding a banner with the words “stay away this is our nation, stay out this our land”.
He also urged the Dutch government to block a rally planned by Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as he accused the official of supporting a “dictatorship”.
Wilders arriving at the protest
Speaking at the demonstration he said: “We will not help strengthen a dictatorship."
The controversial politician, who is preparing for Dutch general election next week, has previously spoken out against rallies by Turkish officials in the Netherlands.
Earlier this week Mr Wilder said: “I would declare… the whole Cabinet of Turkey persona non grata. Coming here to advocate the change of the Turkish constitution that will only strengthen the Islamofascist leader Erdogan of Turkey… is the worst thing that could happen to us.”
Geert Wilders holding sign which reads 'stay away this is our nation, stay out this our land'
We will not help strengthen a dictatorship
And the outraged politician previously tweeted: “No Turkish ministers on campaign trail in the Netherlands.”
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Ministers from Turkey have been organising rallies around Europe aimed at their citizens living abroad ahead of a referendum next month.
The April referendum will decide whether Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan will be given sweeping new powers to appoint ministers and top state officials, dissolve parliament and declare emergency rule.
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But the campaigns have caused controversy across Europe, with authorities in Austria and Germany voicing displeasure at the Turkish referendum being debated within their borders.
But Mr Cavusoglu has hit back saying he will campaign wherever he wants.
He said: “We go wherever we want to talk to our citizens.”
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