Tag: Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius

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Turkish born Dutch Justice Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius bans religious symbols for police

Police in the Netherlands will be banned from wearing religious items of clothing, such as headscarves, yarmulkes, and crucifixes with their uniform, Justice Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius announced on Wednesday. The VVD Minister told Parliament that new rules being introduced will ensure “neutrality of the uniform”, adding that, “The word uniform says it all: it should […]

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Ankara-born politician Dilan Yeşilgöz appointed minister in Dutch government

A Turkish-Kurdish woman who came to the Netherlands as a child now has a senior role in the Dutch government. Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius was appointed State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in a government reshuffle by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday, 25 May. Born in Ankara on 18 June 1977, Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius has […]