Turkey and Netherlands’ Diplomatic Ties Unraveling

In a report by Reuters news agency, Turkey is considering diplomatic sanctions and punitive actions against the Netherlands. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a referendum to increase his powers. The Netherlands have a large population of Turkish expatriates and prevented President Erdogan’s ministers from campaigning in their country. President Erdogan has resorted to name calling and referred to the Dutch government as German National Socialist (Nazi) remnants. Omer Celik, Turkey’s minister for EU Affairs said, “We will surely have sanctions against the latest actions by the Netherlands. We will answer them with these”.

Reuters report found here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-referendum-netherlands-idUSKBN16J0IU?il=0

 

 

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