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Switzerland rejects Zurich’s request to cancel Turkish visit

Switzerland has rejected a request from Zurich authorities to cancel over security concerns a weekend visit by Turkey’s foreign minister, after several German regions blocked rallies to back a Turkish referendum.

File: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (screen capture: YouTube)
File: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (screen capture: YouTube)

“There is nothing to justify the cancellation of this visit,” a Swiss government statement says, referring to Sunday’s scheduled trip to Zurich by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The visit “does not represent a particularly heightened threat from a security point of view”, it added.

Zurich has warned of possible “heavy demonstrations” if Cavusoglu comes.

— AFP

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