The Reggea Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to continue to call European countries “the remnants of the Nazis and fascists”, if they are to maintain “their current attitude to Turkey.” About it reports Reuters.
“They do not allow my Ministers to make speeches in Europe (…) as soon As the referendum will take place on April 16, we will evaluate everything that happened,” — said Erdogan, speaking at a rally in the city of Zonguldak.
On March 21, the Turkish leader said that after the referendum on extension of presidential powers, his country could reconsider its relations with the “fascist and violent” Europe. “This Europe before the Second world war: racist, fascist, violent Europe. Anti-Islamic and anti-Turkish”, — he stated.
In mid-March, the Dutch authorities did not let in the country the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, and then Betul saillant Kaya — Minister of family Affairs and social policy. Both officials were to participate in meetings of local Turkish Diaspora organized in support of the referendum on 16 April.
Erdogan criticized the Dutch government, calling the Netherlands a relic of Nazism and fascism, and threatened retaliation. Dutch Prime Minister mark Rutte called the statement of the Turkish leader “crazy,” noting that it “crosses all boundaries”.
16 April, Turkey held a referendum in which the citizens propose to approve the amendments to the Constitution. If the majority vote Yes, the country will turn into a presidential Republic. The President will be the Supreme commander, will have control over key posts in the armed forces, will be able to form a government and dissolve Parliament.