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Wilders seeks to revive Dutch campaign by denouncing Turkish rallies
by Thomas Escritt
Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders led a small protest outside Turkey's embassy on Wednesday, denouncing its president as a dictator, as he tried to arrest his party's slide in opinion polls with one week to go before a parliamentary election.
Turkish politicians have announced plans to address rallies in Germany and the Netherlands to drum up support among expat Turks for President Tayyip Erdogan, stirring disquiet in both countries and offering a campaign opportunity for Wilders.
He led a few dozen activists from his anti-Islam Freedom Party who unfurled a banner protesting the Turkish foreign minister's plans to campaign for Dutch-Turkish dual nationals to vote in an upcoming referendum to expand Erdogan's powers.
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