Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Dutch authorities for a decision not to let the plane by Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, calling them “heirs of the Nazis and fascists,” according to Reuters.
Cavusoglu had on Saturday to go to Rotterdam, where I was to speak at a rally in front of Turkish Cypriot residents ahead of the referendum, which will decide on the extension of the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But city hall denied permission to hold a rally, this was followed by a review of permission to land in the country the plane Cavusoglu.
The statement of the mayor of Rotterdam, said that the rally cancelled for security reasons, said Bi-bi-si.
“Forbid our Minister of foreign Affairs to fly as you want, but now let’s look at how your aircraft will land in Turkey,” Erdogan said at a rally in Istanbul.
On Saturday morning the Turkish Minister of the Netherlands has threatened sanctions if the government of that country denied him entry. In the ensuing statement by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said that “the threat of sanctions from Turkey made it impossible to find a reasonable solution.” These threats, as noted in the statement Rutte, became the reason for the ban on the landing of the aircraft Cavusoglu, informs Bi-bi-si.