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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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Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü refuses to wear rainbow armband due to his religious beliefs

A Dutch Turkish footballer has courted controversy after he decided not to wear the rainbow armband for a match in the Netherlands premier league, Eredivisie, last weekend. Feyenoord captain Orkun Kökçü opted against donning the rainbow armband for his side’s match against AZ Alkmaar on Sunday, 16 October. The rainbow symbol is commonly used to promote […]

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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 […]

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Turkish wedding convoy fined in Rotterdam

Turkish drivers taking part in a wedding convoy across the Dutch city of Rotterdam have been fined €3,000 for noise pollution and anti-social behaviour. Up to 30 vehicles are thought to have formed the wedding convoy on Saturday afternoon, beeping their horns as they made their way through the streets in the southern part of […]

Fahrettin Örenli explores ‘blinkered humanity’ in London exhibition Money without Nationality

  Making its European debut, Fahrettin Örenli’s new solo exhibition Money without Nationality encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography and poetry. In it, he examines the psychological and physical aspects of cities as living organic structures, perceiving them as control towers for the distribution of mass information. The Turkish artist explores how humanity has become blinkered and […]