Turkey agreed to improve ties with Netherlands – foreign ministry

The Turkish and Dutch foreign ministers have had talks via telephone and decided to mend ties, which have worsened due to several political rows, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said, Reuters reports. “During this telephone conversation, the ministers agreed to normalize the diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. To that extent the ministers agreed to reinstate ambassadors in Ankara and The Hague shortly,” it added. Earlier, Turkey and the Netherlands clashed over The Hague’s decision to bar several high-ranking Turkish officials from entering the country where they planned to hold rallies ahead of a referendum on expanding the president’s powers.