September 7, 2018 / 11:23 AM / 16 days ago

Turkey appoints ambassador to Netherlands in effort to normalise ties

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the Netherlands on Friday appointed ambassadors to each other, as part of an agreement to normalise their relations, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said.

The two governments fell out over the Netherlands’ decision to bar Turkish officials from campaigning among the Turkish diaspora before Turkey’s April 2017 constitutional referendum, when the Netherlands was holding its own elections.

Turkey has been on a push to improve relations with European countries amid its worsening ties with the United States.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun, Writing by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by David Dolan

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