Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister

Media captionProtests erupted as the consulate in Rotterdam was blocked Dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in Rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row that saw a Turkish minister escorted out of the country. Water cannon and police on horseback were used to disperse about 1,000 people outside the Turkish consulate. The minister was trying to […]

Pardoned treason prisoner freed in Russia

Pardoned treason prisoner freed in Russia

Image copyright AP Image caption Oksana Sevastidi denies any wrongdoing A Russian woman sentenced to seven years in prison on treason charges and later pardoned by President Vladimir Putin has been released. Oksana Sevastidi left Moscow’s Lefortovo prison on Sunday morning. She was convicted last year over a 2008 text message to a friend in […]

Italy protests: Anti-EU leader’s visit sparks violence in Naples

Media captionProtesters clash with police in Italy Italian police have clashed with protesters in Naples amid a visit by the leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party. Riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against masked groups armed with Molotov cocktails, local media report. The protesters were marching through the southern city in […]

Dutch police break up pro-Erdogan protest

Media captionTurkey referendum: Protests as consulate in Rotterdam is blocked Dutch riot police have broken up a rally in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hours after a minister was refused entry to the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam. The Turkish minister was then escorted to the German border and expelled. Police used water cannons to […]

Italy protests: Anti-EU leader’s visit sparks violence in Naples

Media captionProtesters clash with police in Italy Italian police have clashed with protesters in Naples amid a visit by the leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party. Riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against masked groups armed with Molotov cocktails, local media report. The protesters were marching through the southern city in […]

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Dutch authorities ‘Nazi remnants’

Media captionSupporters of President Erdogan protested outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch government as “Nazi remnants and fascists”, amid a diplomatic row over a cancelled rally. Turkey’s family minister was blocked from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam as the spat between the two nations worsened […]

Italy protests: Anti-EU leader’s visit sparks violence in Naples

Italy protests: Anti-EU leader’s visit sparks violence in Naples

Image copyright AP Image caption Demonstrators clash with police in Naples ahead of a visit by the Northern League’s Matteo Salvini Italian police have clashed with protesters in Naples amid a visit by the leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party. Riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against masked groups armed with […]

Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as “Nazi remnants and fascists”, as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally. The Turkish foreign minister was due to speak in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday in support of a referendum to give Mr Erdogan greater powers. But the rally was banned […]

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies

Image copyright EPA Image caption Poland’s PM Beata Szydlo fears being left behind in a multi-speed Europe Polish PM Beata Szydlo has accused the French president of trying to blackmail her country, in a row over Thursday’s re-election of EU leader Donald Tusk. At the end of an EU summit, she said it was unacceptable […]

Turkey referendum: More rallies banned in Europe

Turkey referendum: More rallies banned in Europe

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Cavusoglu appeared at the Turkish consulate in Hamburg after rallies in Germany were banned Officials in several European countries have stopped mass rallies by top Turkish politicians to attract support for a constitutional referendum. The mayor of Rotterdam said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu could not campaign in the […]