Holland & Turkey trade diplomatic blows

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  1. Osmanovic

    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    Rotterdam city authorities banned Turkey's foreign minister from flying to Rotterdam after barring him from addressing a meeting there in support of a campaign for constitutional change which is being put to a referendum in April.

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday slammed the decision by the Dutch government to withdraw permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to fly to Rotterdam to address a rally of Turks.

    Rotterdam city authorities had banned Cavusoglu from addressing a meeting there in support of Turkey's constitutional change which is being put to a referendum in April.

    “How will your country’s [diplomatic] flights come here now after not granting permission to our foreign minister?” Erdogan asked the Dutch authorities.

    “They neither know politics nor international diplomacy …These are the remains of Nazis, they are fascists,” he added.

    Following the incident, Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires, ministry sources said.

    Cavusoglu was to fly to Rotterdam on Saturday after he was barred from addressing a Turkish rally there.

    ''I have been threatened by the cancellation of flight clearance. And I have said I will come to Rotterdam. If the Netherlands will cancel my flight permission, if they do that, we will impose harsh economic and political sanctions. We will not accept that. Cancelling the flight permission of our ministers will have heavy results," Cavusoglu said.

    Continue reading ---> http://www.trtworld.com/turkey/erdogan-slams-dutch-over-cavusoglu-ban-314752
     
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    Erdogan has been trolling Europe by calling Holland a banana republic, Germany racist nazis etc.

    Its entertaining but dumb, it reduces the class of Turkey's leaders. Seems they are statements to look macho before Turkey's constitutional referendum.
     
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    Yup,thats his way of doing things and after the referendum,everything is back to normal.
    He just needed to convince some sheep of his ''sincerity''.
     
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    Erdogan should avoid looking like Ahmadinejad, its not good for the image of his country which is a major tourist and transit hub. The country has a lot of potential, best not to blow it with reckless statements for local political gain.
     
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    Didn't erdogan just sayed that Germany uses Nazi techniques?
     
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    They want to get money from Russian tourists, trade with Russia and achieve some goals in Syria. So, they have to demonstrate some anti-European (and anti-USA) steps (or just it's imitations).
     
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