EU governments harden stance against Turkey over rallies

European governments are lining up against Turkey’s attempt to hold rallies in their countries for drumming up votes in a referendum on expanded Turkish presidential powers. After German and Dutch officials reproved Tayyip Erdogan for his inflammatory insults, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen postponed a meeting with this Turkish counterpart over concern that “democratic principles were under great pressure in Turkey.”
Austria, like Germany and the Netherlands, cancelled rallies of Turkish nationals in support of the president. A pro-Erdogan rally on Sunday in Stockholm was cancelled, It was to have been attended by the Turkish agriculture minister.

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