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1 Change in working hours

Consular Affairs and Visa Department is closed between 26-30 December on the occasion of Christmas and Newyear holidays.

2 Nationwide 1st Call for project proposals

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul announce herewith a call for project proposals for its first round Matra and Human Rights Programme 2017.

3 Human Rights Tulip

Nighat Dad has won the 2016 Human Rights Tulip!

4 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial 'Are we human?'

The third edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial titled ‘Are we human?’ takes places from 22 October – 10 December.

5 Back-to-business in Istanbul

In Istanbul, the Dutch Economic Network Turkey together with the Dutch Business Association and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency organized a well-attended back-to-business seminar.

6 Change in working hours

The consular department of the Consulate General will be closed on Thursday 13 October 2016.

7 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

8 Change in working hours

The Consulate General is closed on 28 September 2016, Wednesday.

9 Human Rights Tulip 2016: public voting has started

Public voting for the Dutch Human Rights Tulip 2016 has been opened. Until 7 September anyone can vote for their favorite nominee for this Dutch human rights prize at

10 Latest Travel Advise

Sunday afternoon 17th July the travel advice for ‪#‎Turkey‬ was, in light of the improved situation, changed for ‪#‎Ankara‬ and ‪#‎Istanbul‬ from "non essential trips only" to "be careful, security risks", as was the situation before the military coup attempt of last Friday evening.