ANKARA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Some 150 to 200 people holding Turkish national flags were gathering in front of Dutch Embassy in Ankara on late Saturday to protest Dutch bans on Turkish politicians from holding rallies in Netherlands ahead of April 16 constitutional referendum.
Dutch government has made the issue a part of their elections on March 15, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus on Saturday said in a televised interview to NTV news broadcaster.
Hundreds of Turks in Netherlands are protesting in front of Turkey's consulate in Rotterdam, local media reported.
Entrances of Dutch Embassy in Ankara and Consulate in Istanbul, along with their residences, are closed on late Saturday due to "security reasons," a Turkish Foreign Ministry official told Xinhua.
The move comes after the Dutch police closed a road of Turkish consulate in Rotterdam on Saturday after Turkish ministers insisted to hold a rally in the country against the Dutch government.