Time for the Knight Templars to drive this monster out of Europe! Support the brave women of the PKK. The West should boycott all Turkish goods, and end tourism to this dictatorship.
Turkey’s Erdogan warns Dutch will pay price for dispute
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it will “pay the price” for harming ties after two of his ministers were barred.
The two ministers were blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam on Saturday, with one of them escorted to the German border.
The Dutch government said such rallies would stoke tensions days before the Netherlands’ general election.
Turkey’s ties with several EU countries have become strained over the rallies.
The rallies aim to increase support among expatriate voters for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential powers.
Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, Turkey’s family minister, had arrived in Rotterdam by road on Saturday, but was denied entry to the consulate and taken to the German border by Dutch police.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tried to fly in but was refused entry.
‘Capital of fascism’
Several EU countries have been drawn into the row over the rallies:
- Mr Cavusoglu called the Netherlands the “capital of fascism” after he was refused entry
- Mr Erdogan accused Germany of “Nazi practices” after similar rallies there were cancelled – words Chancellor Angela Merkel described as “unacceptable”
- Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen postponed a planned meeting with Turkey’s prime minister, saying he was concerned that “democratic principles are under great pressure” in Turkey
- Local French officials have allowed a Turkish rally in Metz, saying it does not pose a public order threat – while France’s foreign ministry has urged Turkey to avoid provocations
Mr Erdogan accused countries in the West of “Islamophobia” and demanded international organisations impose sanctions on the Netherlands.
“I have said that I had thought that Nazism was over, but that I was wrong. Nazism is alive in the West,” he said.
He thanked France for allowing Mr Cavusoglu to travel to Metz to address a rally.