Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has urged Dutch Turks who are being threatened or intimidated following last week's failed coup to make a formal police complaint.

It is crucial to take threats and intimidation seriously and ensure that those behind the calls to violence cannot get away with it, Koenders said.

Claims by president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen was behind last week's coup attempt have further fueled the tensions between different Turkish groups in the Netherlands, Koenders said in a parliamentary briefing.

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