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11 Change in working hours

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

12 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.

13 Change in working hours

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

14 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 www.humanrightstulip.nl.

15 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.

16 Travel to Ankara and Istanbul no longer advised against

The Netherlands ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated the official travel advisory. The situation in Ankara and Istanbul is calming following the attempted coup. The travel advisory for Ankara and Istanbul has been changed from orange: ‘essential travel only’ to yellow: ‘be aware of security risks’.

17 Travel Advise Update

On June 28, 2016 an attack took place at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Stay informed of developments through the travel advise, but also through the media. Follow the instructions of local authorities. Keep in touch with your tour operator / airline company.

18 Travel Advise Update

On Sunday 26 June around Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul there may be activities because of the Gay Pride. From different sides there are threats against these activities. Follow the travel advice and avoid demonstrations.

19 Iftar Dinners During Ramadan Month

20 Coffee Morning

The Nederlandse Vereniging in Istanbul and the Dutch Consulate are organizing the second Coffee Morning of this year. On June 8th Consul-General Robert Schuddeboom invites all who speak Dutch to the Palais de Hollande. If you wish to come, please register by mailing to ist@minbuza.nl. Remember to bring a valid ID with you.