Erdogan calls Dutch ‘Nazi remnants, fascists’

The Netherlands attempted to prevent Turkey’s foreign minister from participating in a support rally for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, barring his plane from landing in the country. The Netherlands’ decision enraged Erdogan, who called the Dutch fascists.
Crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

The Netherlands announced that the Turkish foreign minister’s plane is barred from landing in the country creating quite a storm in Ankara and leading to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan making a controversial statement. “These Nazi remnants, they are fascists,” Erdogan said today following the ban.

Next month, a support rally for Erdogan was scheduled to be held in Rotterdam. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced his plans to attend the rally and even speak at it, which the Dutch government opposed and declared that it would ban Cavusoglu from speaking at the rally. “The Netherlands treats Turkish citizens like hostages,” Cavusoglu said.

Turkish Foreign Minister creates a diplomatic storm Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Despite the ban, Cavusoglu said that he still plans on attending the rally. In response, the Dutch government announced this morning that it would bar Cavusoglu’s plane from landing in the country.

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