Dozens of members of the Dutch Turkish community have reported being threatened or intimidated in the wake of the failed coup in Turkey earlier this month.
Businesspeople associated with exiled opposition leader Fethullah Gülen, or accused of supporting him, have filed official police complaints, the Parool newspaper reported. The Dutch government last week called for Dutch Turks who had been targeted to contact the police.
Ali Topal, co-owner of the Meram restaurant chain, said his business had been put on a 'boycott list' of companies which has been circulated on social media. He asked police to investigate who is responsible for the document. 'We have been linked to a terrorist group,' he told the Parool.