The European Commission (EC) and the Turkish government have agreed to launch a visa liberalization dialogue and to sign a readmission agreement.
NATO has agreed to the extension of the Patriot mission in Turkey. Netherlands contributes to the mission, of which Turkey is now asking for an extension
After the successful match against Turkey, the Dutch team won 2 - 0, the team has been unbeaten during the qualification matches for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Louis van Gaal could not play with Nigel de Jong, because of suspension, and Kevin Strootman and Michel Vorm, both light injuries. Nevertheless, he pulled out some other guys and showed the Turks how to play football.
The stadium was very noisy and packed with enthusiastic Turkish fans. After eight minutes the noise became less because Arjen Robben scored from a free kick.
On Tuesday evening the Dutch soccer team will play a loaded match against the Turkish national team in Istanbul. Turkey has to win in order to become number two in the group and have a possibility to go to Brazil.
While the Netherlands is already a participant at the World Cup in Brazil, Turkey has to win. In their group Romania will play, also on Tuesday, against Estland. So it will be Romania or Turkey who will end as number two in the group.
The IRS wants to make agreements with Morocco and Turkey on the automatic exchange of data on property. Dutch tax payers who have not informed the IRS about their house(s) in Morocco or Turkey can be addressed by the tax authorities.
State Secretary Frans Weekers (Finance) announced this on Tuesday in the House, in response to questions from SP MP Farshad Bashir. The Netherlands can at this moment also request Turkey and Morocco for information about real estate, but the information exchange is not automatic.
T-Mobile customers traveling abroad have been reporting problems with connecting phone calls, transmitting text messages and mobile internet connectivity for the second day in a row
For the first time, Turkey will export 40 tons of tulip bulbs to the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey caught fire today.
Today, June 24, the European Union will discuss Turkey’s concerns after the setbacks. The 27 nations wanted to modify Germany’s position, which is firm in stopping negotiations in response to Ankara’s attack on protestors.
On Sunday Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans leaves for a four-day trip through the Middle East. His first destination wil be Tunesia in North Africa. Timmermans will also visit Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Turkey. The goal of the trip is to strengten the relationships.