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Scottish Independence Back on the Table

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence, claiming the people of Scotland must be offered a choice between a "hard Brexit" and becoming an independent country.

Also in the programme, the notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal is back in court and the Dutch election campaign has heated up after a televised TV debate between the incumbent prime minister and his far-right rival, Geert Wilders.

(Photo: A Scottish Saltire flies between a Union flag and a European Union flag in front of the Scottish Parliament. Credit: Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

Scottish Leader Seeks Second Independence Referendum

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum in order to protect Scottish interests in the wake of the UK voting to leave the EU. Also in the programme, Turkey's diplomatic rows in Europe intensify after President Erdogan accused the Dutch government of behaving like Nazis and in Syria new statistics suggest 2016 was the deadliest year of the conflict for children.

(Pro-Scottish Independence supporters march with Scottish Saltire umbrellas, July 30, 2016. Credit: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey Calls for Netherlands Sanctions

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for international sanctions against the Dutch government for blocking his ministers from making campaign speeches in the Netherlands; using vegetables to create music; is there a "deep state" actively working to undermine President Donald Trump?

(Picture: People protesting against Dutch authorities in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Getty Images)

Erdogan says Dutch Will 'Pay the Price' for Diplomatic Spat

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands that it will "pay the price" for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred. The officials were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam, ahead of a referendum on whether Turkey's presidency should be granted greater powers.

Also in the programme, Britain prepares for the prospect of its negotiations with the European Union ending before a Brexit agreement is reached. And Sister Sledge singer Joni Sledge has died at the age of 60. Hear from one of her collaborators.

(Photo: Dutch-Turkish protesters attend a rally outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam on Saturday March 11, 2017. Credit: Getty Images)

Dutch-Turkey Row Deepens

Reports say that Turkey's Families Minister has been stopped by police from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, as diplomatic row between the two countries grow over a cancelled rally.

Also on the programme: the Hispanic company that wants to build Trump's Mexico wall; and sexual violence against women in the Caribbean.

(Picture: Demonstrators wave Turkish flags outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Credit: AP)

Erdogan Says Dutch Cabinet Acting Like 'Nazi Remnants and Fascists'

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises the Dutch cabinet after his Foreign Minister is refused permission to enter the Netherlands. The move follows the banning of a rally for Turkish voters in Rotterdam who are eligible to vote in an upcoming referendum to decide on greater powers for the Turkish presidency.

Also in today's programme, India's BJP celebrates state election wins in Uttar Pradesh. And 100 years on from Russia's revolution to overthrow Tsar Nicholas II, why is so little happening to mark the anniversary?

(Photo: Turkey's President Erdogan at a rally in Istanbul on March 5, 2017. Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)