The statement of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the Netherlands is a relic of Nazism, passes all bounds, says Dutch Prime Minister mark Rutte. His words leads Reuters.
“It’s a crazy statement, of course. I understand that they’re angry, but this is beyond,” — said Rutte.
11 Mar Erdogan, speaking at a rally in Istanbul, has criticized the Dutch government for the decision not to let Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The head of state called the Netherlands as a relic of Nazism and fascism, and threatened retaliation.
Amsterdam withdrew permission for the landing of the aircraft Cavusoglu in Rotterdam, where the officer was going on a visit. A few hours before Turkish foreign Minister threatened to impose against the Netherlands serious sanctions. In light of such statements, the government considered that the arrival of the Minister carries a danger to the public.
Turkish officials had planned to hold in some European countries where Turkish citizens, a series of rallies. The way they were intended to enlist their support ahead of the referendum on the new Constitution, which will be held April 16. The authorities of Germany, Austria and the Netherlands banned to host such events.