Dutch PM Rutte claims Erdogan crossed the line

Turkish President Erdogan called the Dutch “Nazi remnants” and “fascists” after the country barred the Turkish Foreign Minister from landing in the Netherlands in order to attend next month’s support rally for Erdogan in Rotterdam. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte responded, saying that he understands the Turkish anger, but Erdogan crossed the line.
Erdogan and Mark Rutte Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte responds to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who called the Dutch “Nazi remnants” and “fascists” after the Netherlands barred Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from landing in the Netherlands in order to attend a support rally for Erdogan. “I understand the Turkish anger,” said Rutte. “But Erdogan crossed the line. It’s a crazy statement.”

As reported earlier by JOL, the Netherlands’ decision to ban Cavusoglu’s plane from landing in the country created a diplomatic storm in Ankara and led Erdogan to make his controversial statement. “These Nazi remnants, they are fascists,” Erdogan said today following the ban.



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