Former Dutch European Parliamentarian Joost Langendijk (GroenLinks) was arrested upon landing at Istanbul airport on Sunday and is currently on a flight back to Amsterdam. The Turkish authorities refused to allow him into his hometown of Istanbul, the Volkskrant reports after a telephone conversation with Langendijk.
Schools in the Netherlands must be prepared to handle increased tension withing the Turkish-Dutch community following an attempted coup in Turkey last month, according to foundation School en Veiligheid (School Safety). These tensions will also have an impact on children, Klaas Hiemstra of the foundation said to NOS.
Ron van Dartel, the Dutch ambassador to Russia, describes the current situation caused by tensions between Russia and the Netherlands and rest of Europe as one of "undesired estrangement". These tensions have caused significant damage to trade and political relations between the Netherlands and Russia.
The Dutch embassy in Sana'a in Yemen has been temporarily closed due to political tensions in the country. The embassy's staff has already left the country.
Since recording started in 1965, the mortgage rate has never been so low. For an average, 10-year mortgage, with National Mortgage Guarantee, the rate is now less than 3.5 percent, the NOS reports.