The Dutch government is looking at legal options to stop Turkish politicians coming to the Netherlands to win support among ethnic Turks for legislation giving greater powers to president Tayyip Erdogan.

Foreign minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu is planning to hold a rally in Rotterdam on March 11 to win support for a yes vote in the Turkish referendum on amending the constitution, Dutch media said on Saturday.

Prime minister Mark Rutte has said the visit, planned for just four days before the Dutch general election, is 'undesirable'. 'We are not going to cooperate,' Rutte said. 'Dutch public spaces are not the place for other country's political campaigns.'

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