Turkey Hits Dutch With Tough Measures Over Erdogan Dispute As 'Nazi' Crisis…
Turkey Hits Dutch With Tough Measures Over Erdogan Dispute As ‘Nazi’ Crisis Deepens
The Netherlands had previously warned its citizens not travel to Turkey amid referendum security concerns.
By William Watkinson
March 14, 2017 00:21 GMT
Turkey is set to ban the Dutch ambassador and suspend high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands in retaliation at the country’s decision to block its ministers from campaigning in the country.
Turkish Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced in a press conference on Monday (13 Monday) that the Dutch ambassador would be barred from returning to Ankara.
The move comes after Dutch authorities prevented Turkish ministers from speaking at rallies in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The controversial leader is relying on the expatriate vote to secure victory in an upcoming referendum, set to decide on the expansion Turkish presidential powers.
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