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Friday, 24 March 2017 - 15:25
Dutch-Turks in Amsterdam feel intimidated by Turkish referendum campaigning
On Thursday Turkish voters living in Amsterdam-Noord received dozens of leaflets about an upcoming referendum in Turkey. Some feel intimidated by the dozens of papers left in their mailbox, they said to AT5.
"I find it quite intimidating because I am not in favor of Erdogan", one woman said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. "I don't like his ideas, I don't want a dictatorship. They should campaign in their own country ad leave us alone." Another person said that it is "extremely risky" to campaign against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The leaflets call on the voters to vote "yes" in the referendum happening at the start of April. The referendum is intended to give Erdogan more power.