Four days prior to the Dutch general elections a serious diplomatic spat has broken out between the Netherlands and Turkey over the demand by Turkey to campaign in the Netherlands for yet another Erdogan power grab. After the Governments were unable to negotiate terms and Erdogan called the Dutch Government 'Nazi remnants' the Dutch liberal PM decided to take a stand.
— Zübeyde Osmanlı#EVET (@ZubeydeOsmanli) March 11, 2017
The Dutch government on Saturday withdrew landing permission for the Turkish foreign minister's aircraft (...) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised retaliation against Dutch diplomatic flights. "You can stop our foreign minister's plane all you want, let's see how your planes will come to Turkey from now on," Erdogan said at a rally in Istanbul. "They do not know politics or international diplomacy," said Erdogan and added, "these Nazi remnants, they are fascists" with the crowds booing.
The constitutional changes would give the president more powers. The Kurdisch newsoutlet Rudaw reported earlier that the move by the Dutch authorities comes a day after some European countries banned political campaigns by Turkish parties in European cities. (Source)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech at an awards ceremony in Istanbul. read more: "I thought Nazism was dead, but I was wrong. Nazism is still widespread in the West," Erdogan said. "The West has shown its true face."
Speaking to reporters before a public appearance in the northeastern French city of Metz, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey would continue to act against the Netherlands until it apologises. In a statement issued early on Sunday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey would retaliate in the "harshest ways".
The diplomatic row comes just days before the Netherlands goes to the polls in a March 15 election for the lower house of Parliament. The campaign has been dominated by issues of identity, with anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders set to make strong gains. Ahead of Saturday's decision, Wilders had accused the government of a weak response to Turkish plans to send ministers to the Netherlands to campaign. (Source)
The worst part of this episode came on Saturday when the Turkish Government ordered its Minister for Family Affairs to travel from Germany to the Netherlands in stealth, in direct defiance of the Dutch decision. What amounted to an invasion by a representative of a foreign power could eaily be interpreted as an act of war. She called her deportation a violation of her human rights.
Muslims are clueless in that respect. They often confuse individual human rights with the rights of Islam.
VIDEO: Dutch police order Turkish minister to leave the country, physically block her from nearing the consulate pic.twitter.com/OwPT2ax79P— BNO News (@BNONews) March 11, 2017
Dutch police stopped Turkey's family minister at a gas station in Rotterdam and have escorted her out of the city - MediaTV— BNO News (@BNONews) March 11, 2017
We're not allowed to enter into our Consulate which is part of our homeland.Is this really the heart of Europe ot the cradle of civilization— Dr.Betül Sayan Kaya (@drbetulsayan) March 11, 2017
BREAKING | #Dutch authorities decided to arrest #Turkey's family minister and deport her to #Germany; operation to arrest her underway: RTL pic.twitter.com/11gsaONQ69— Vocal Europe (@thevocaleurope) March 11, 2017
Turkey just committed an act of war against the Netherlands. A Govt minister sneaking into the country by stealth. https://t.co/5o4aVLIHXg— ⭐ Ƙαѕѕαη∂яα 💄👠 (@KassandraTroy) March 12, 2017
Netherlands is violating all international laws, conventions and human rights by not letting me enter Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam— Dr.Betül Sayan Kaya (@drbetulsayan) March 11, 2017
AKP-linked "human rights association" releases report on the pressing human rights situation of Turkish ministers unable to speak in Europe https://t.co/pAU48441Y6— Ankaralı Jan (@06JAnk) March 11, 2017
Acc to this Dutch journalist, Turkish minister refuses to unlock doors of armoured vehicle she is in. Police planning to tow away vehicle. https://t.co/t5JYKj8R6x— Harald Doornbos (@HaraldDoornbos) March 11, 2017
Turkish invader confuses individual human rights with her status of Government Minister committing an act of war. https://t.co/SvtdJm6IBR— ⭐ Ƙαѕѕαη∂яα 💄👠 (@KassandraTroy) March 12, 2017
The Mayor of Rotterdam says the Turkish Consul lied to him about the intentions of the Foreign Minister. The Mayor -- of Moroccan descent -- was especially irked by the Nazi slur: "Don't they know that this city was bombed by the Nazis?"
#UPDATE: #Rotterdam Mayor: "Turkish consul general lied about minister's plan & used multiple convoys in attempt to throw off police." pic.twitter.com/hC231PAwV2— Kom News (@KomNewsCom) March 12, 2017
The Dutch PM was wondering this morning if the lock down of the Dutch Embassy and its Consulates in Turkey was protection or an act of aggression. Apparently he was unaware of what had happened at the Consulate in Istanbul.
Dutch consulate in #Istanbul: The flag of the #Netherlands has been replaced by the #Turkish flag while crowd is chanting 'Allah-u-Akbar' pic.twitter.com/0ewdWZrkPC— Cahida Dêrsim (@dersi4m) March 12, 2017
Haaretz writes today:
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he would do everything to "de-escalate" the confrontation, which he described as the worst the Netherlands had experienced in years. But he said the idea of apologizing was "bizarre". "This is a man who yesterday made us out for fascists and a country of Nazis. I'm going to de-escalate, but not by offering apologies. Are you nuts?" he told a morning talk show.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will do all she can to prevent Turkey's domestic tensions spreading onto German territory. Austria and Switzerland have also cancelled Turkish rallies due to the escalating dispute. A senior member of her conservative bloc in parliament, Hans Michelbach, demanded on Sunday that the EU stop aid to Turkey and ruled out any hopes that it would join the EU. (Source)
This is what happened in Mayor Aboutaleb's Nazi bombed city of Rotterdam on Saturday night:
Spotprent over de recente gebeurtenissen in #Rotterdam rondom #Turkije en #Erdogan. pic.twitter.com/uE4qFPQ01S— Ken Stash (@KenStash) March 12, 2017
Turkey has shown it has the ability through mass immigration of its citizens to cause riots on the streets of Europe at a moments notice...— Alfred Albion™ 🥛 (@AlfredAlbion) March 12, 2017
🆘‼️👮🔥 #Netherlands: escalation in #Rotterdam - Dutch police dispersed the rampaging Turks. pic.twitter.com/5HKfvPYiQR— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) March 12, 2017
Look closely at the photo.One finger salutes.Four finger salutes.Just your average political protest in Europe. https://t.co/OM2LdI3Qbe
— Jonathan Schanzer (@JSchanzer) March 12, 2017
Grey Wolves, a Turkish national socialist (terror) group are once again represented. pic.twitter.com/kK8mKWJtBl— Tobias Rieper (@Rieperhitman) March 12, 2017
Turkish protest grows outside consulate in Rotterdam https://t.co/eCXtyAdazR pic.twitter.com/JNY1Km0qiG— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 12, 2017
Also please notice the islamic flag, for that Eurabian feeling. pic.twitter.com/XVieb2BLxI— Tobias Rieper (@Rieperhitman) March 12, 2017
Water cannon unleashed as police clash with Turkish protesters in Rotterdam https://t.co/kUp9gPXKPK pic.twitter.com/bqhxbkx0TC— Ruptly (@Ruptly) March 12, 2017
The Dutch police kicks ass against the Turks tonight. The comments of the filmmaker are fantastic 😂 pic.twitter.com/yK0Wy9duvo— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) March 12, 2017
1000s of #Turks from #Belgium and #Germany are reportedly on their way to #Rotterdam, The #Netherlands to give their support for Turks there— Brasco_Aad (@Brasco_Aad) March 11, 2017
We urge all EU countries to treat the Erdogan terrorist regime the same way Holland did! The new Ottomans must be stopped!— Fares Shehabi (@ShehabiFares) March 11, 2017
He, türkischer Staatspräsident, die Niederländer sind KEINE NAZIS! Waren sie auch nie wirklich!Das können wir Nazis bestätigen.
— Jan Böhmermann (@janboehm) March 11, 2017
— Roel Schreinemachers (@RoelSchrein) March 11, 2017
Turkey summons Dutch Charge d'Affaires to Turkish Foreign Ministry— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) March 11, 2017
If PM Rutte pulled this stunt to gather the voters behind the Government, his decision came up short. He achieved basically nothing, but ensured a victory for Geert Wilders' Freedom Party next Wednesday.
Mar 11, 2017 Geert Wilders has a message for the Turks.
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