The Minister of Family and Social Policies Betül Sayan Kaya will travel to the Dutch city of Rotterdam by land, after the Dutch government revoked the landing permission of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu's plane, reports said Saturday.
Kaya is currently in Germany for separate meetings, but will head to the Netherlands despite having events she was due to attend there cancelled earlier, state-run Anadolu news agency said.
The Netherlands early Saturday refused Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu landing rights for 'security reasons', preventing him from meeting with the Turkish citizens in the Netherlands ahead of Turkey's constitutional amendment referendum scheduled on April 16.
Several of Kaya's meetings in the Netherlands and Germany were canceled Friday as authorities again cited "security reasons."
Kaya was due to address Turkish community members in the eastern Dutch towns of Hengelo, Enschede and Wehl as well Germany's Cologne a day after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference in Brussels that they do not want Çavuşoğlu holding rallies.
Turkish campaign visits have become the focus of intense debate in the Netherlands before much-awaited parliamentary elections.
Anti-Islam nationalist Geert Wilders, running second in polls for Wednesday's election, called for the entire Turkish cabinet to be banned from entering the Netherlands after Turkish Family and Social Affairs Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya also announced plans to visit the country.
Wilders, whose far-right party has been losing ground to centrist parties, has sought to capitalize on the row to recover his poll lead at the end of a campaign that has been dominated by debates about Islam, immigration and their impact on Dutch identity.
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