The Netherlands will do everything possible to resolve the conflict situation with Turkey. This was stated by Prime Minister mark Rutte, Reuters reports.
Diplomatic tensions that arose between the two countries, Rutte described as the worst with which the Netherlands has faced in the last few years. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim stated that Turkey may introduce “tough” retaliatory measures in response to actions of the authorities of European countries.
“If they [Turkey] will resort to the escalation, we will have to answer that. However, we will do everything possible to de — escalation,” in response, said Rutte.
He noted that the Netherlands will not allow someone to resort to blackmail.
The conflict between the Turkish and Dutch authorities has taken place after the Minister for family and social policy Fatma Betul saillant Kaia’s forbidden to enter the territory of the Turkish Consulate General in Rotterdam. The Dutch authorities decided to expel her from the country. In addition, they were not allowed in the Netherlands Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkey strongly protests after this step. “Response of Ankara to be extremely hard. Pressure on Turkey and the Minister with diplomatic immunity are unacceptable,” he said.
Later Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Netherlands will pay for the deterioration of relations between the two countries, reports Reuters.
“Of course, they will pay the bills and learn the meaning of diplomacy. We will teach them international diplomacy,” Erdogan said.