The Dutch foreign ministry has asked the Turkish authorities to investigate allegations that some 200,000 Dutch Turks were sent an email the day before last month’s general election urging them to vote for D66 candidate Fatma Koser Kaya.
TV current affairs programme Nova claimed last night that the emails were sent via a computer belonging to a Turkish minister’s adviser. Koser Kaya, who was 6th on the Liberal Democratic list, won a seat in parliament on preference votes.
Kaya had refused to comment in public on the controversial Armenian question. Three other prospective MPs (two Christian Democrats and one Labour) were scrapped from their partys’ candidate lists for refusing to accept there was genocide.
The Turkish government has said it does not interfere in elections in other countries and is not involved in the case.
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