Brussels bans rallies near Erdoğan’s hotel

first_imgA rally organized by Erdoğan supporters on Wednesday outside the Brussels hotel, in Place Stéphanie, was banned on Tuesday. Also On POLITICO Brawls during referendum voting at Turkish embassy in Brussels By Cynthia Kroet The mayor of Brussels on Wednesday issued a temporary ban on public gatherings near a hotel in Brussels where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will stay while he attends Thursday’s NATO summit.“We noticed that the Turkish protests became violent lately. An example of this is the unrest that broke out at the [Turkish] embassy [in Brussels],” Yvan Mayeur told RTBF, referring to a brawl between pro- and anti-Erdoğan activists during voting in the Turkish constitutional referendum in March.Mayeur also cited violence between protesters and Erdoğan’s bodyguards while the Turkish president was in Washington last week.last_img read more