The following article gains additional significance alongside two stories in the just-posted news feed. One reported that the Turks in the Netherlands celebrating the re-election victor of President Erdogan exulted that they were the boss, that the Netherlands is now part of Turkey. The other described an apparent terrorist attack against the offices of De Telegraaf — the same newspaper that published the story below.
Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation:
70 Fines for Rotterdam Turks who celebrated Erdogan’s win
Rotterdam — Seventy fines were given out Sunday evening to Turkish Rotterdammers because they caused a nuisance. That is what Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told RTV Rijmond.
The Turks have been fined for blowing horns, illegal parking and blocking traffic. They took to the streets on Sunday evening to celebrate the victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish presidential election.
In order to involve the Turks more in Rotterdam, Aboutaleb wants to sit around the table with them. “I am ready to talk to everyone, but I cannot do that on my own. That also requires the other side.”
Win celebrated en masse
On Sunday, Erdogan’s victory was also celebrated en masse in Amsterdam, Arnhem, Zaandam and Deventer, among others, while reports from celebrating Turks also came in from other cities.
Approximately a quarter of a million Turkish Dutch citizens were able to vote in the Netherlands. Over 70 percent are believed to have voted for Erdogan.