Turkey has asked Belgium to try and place Turkish children with foster parents to whom they are related or at least with Muslim families if this is at all possible.

Such families should be preferred over Belgian ones, the Turks say. The request comes after a Turkish boy, Yunus, was placed with Lesbian foster parents in the Netherlands.

The Flemish youth well-being organisation that is responsible for this matter says that it cannot meet this request from the Turkish authorities.

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