Local policitians should speak Dutch, says mayor

Local politicians should always speak Dutch during council meetings, Rotterdam mayor Ivo Opstelten told Sunday’s AD newspaper.

He was reacting to a complaint by a Feyenoord borough council member that a number of her colleagues only speak Turkish which is ‘scandalous and rude’.
One of those involved said he was chatting to two colleagues about football in Turkish during a break. ‘But we always speak Dutch in the meetings,’ he told the paper.

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