Amsterdam, Dutch gov't investigating Turkish government's clout in Netherlands

Turkish flag (Photo: Bahar/Wikimedia Commons). (Turkish flag (Photo: Bahar/Wikimedia Commons))

The municipality of Amsterdam is going to work with the national government to better investigate how the Turkish government is trying to influence Dutch-Turks in the city, was decided during a municipal debate on Monday, the Volkskrant reports. 

The debate was about the exodus of students from primary schools Witte Tulp and Cosmicus Impuls. According to the so-called Gulen lists, both these schools have ties to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen - seen as the main rival of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and also the person the Turkish government is blaming for an

All in all about 200 kids were de-registered from the two schools.