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    March 15, 2017

    It's Official: Turkey Bans Dutch Cows

    March 15th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
    - Agencies - - by Samer Hussein -

    Red meat association of Turkey has made a decision to send the imported Dutch cattle back to the Netherlands, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

    Bülent Tunç, head of the Turkish Association of Red Meat Producers, told the Turkish press that a symbolic consignment of 40 Holstein Friesian cattle was already sent back to the Netherlands.

    “The Dutch Holstein cows have become very common in our country. But this breed is starting to cause serious problems,” he told the Anadolu News Agency. “In future we do not want animal products from Holland. The first batch of Holsteins have been loaded and we will send them back,” he added. He also said Turkey should focus on his own cattle as there are said to be many quality Turkish breeds.

    Since last week, Turkey and Netherlands are in a diplomatic row after Dutch authorities banned Turkish Foreign Affairs and Family Matters ministers from attending the pro-Erdogan regime rallies in Rotterdam, Netherlands due to the public safety and stability concerns. Following the decision, the Turkish side started to resort to the harsh and violent measures that have so far resulted in taking down the Dutch flag from a Dutch Consulate building in Istanbul, stabbing oranges, burning the Dutch flags by pro-Erdogan regime protesters, accusations of fascism and racism as well as threats about the complete economic and diplomatic blockade of the Netherlands by the Turkish officials (the two banned ministers including).

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