Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 1:05 PM ET

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National Audio 1:05 PM ET

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NAT114 - (Europe-Turkey) BRUSSELS. x-19s. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) is backing the Netherlands in its spat with Turkey. The Netherlands is refusing to allow Turkish officials to campaign there to drum up support among Turks who are eligible to vote in an April 16th referendum that would greatly expand the Turkish president's powers. NATO Secretary General Jens (yenz) Stoltenberg is urging nations to not deepen the simmering problem with Turkey. ("..de-escalate the situation.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Turkey's foreign ministry is formally protesting the treatment of the Turkish minister who was escorted out of the Netherlands after trying to attend a weekend referendum rally. …

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