Sunday, March 12, 2017


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. 

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.