Turkish singer goes back home after Schiphol questioning
Wednesday 16 May 2012
A Dutch concert by popular Turkish singer Arif Sag was cancelled this weekend after he gave up and returned home after lengthy questioning by officials at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
According to the Telegraaf, Sag was furious at being questioned and made to wait for so long that he took the first plane back home. Turkish papers described his treatment as 'scandalous', the Telegraaf said.
The concert had been organised as part of the celebrations to make 400 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Sag had earlier crossed the border to attend rehearsals without any serious problems, the paper said.
According to the AD, MPs have called on justice minister Ivo Opstelten to explain what happened.