Netherlands cancels visit by Turkish foreign minister – Imagine If Trump Did That

Netherlands cancels visit by Turkish foreign minister in spiraling feud between Europe and Turkey

“ISTANBUL — The Dutch government on Saturday prevented Turkey’s foreign minister from visiting the Netherlands to address Turkish voters there, in a stunning breach of diplomatic protocol that reflected sharply worsening tensions between Turkey and Europe.

A statement by the Dutch government said it had decided to withdraw landing rights for the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, because of “risks to public order and security” posed by the foreign minister’s visit. Earlier Saturday, Cavusoglu had warned that Turkey would impose “sanctions” on the Netherlands if his flight was canceled, according to local Turkish media.

Later on Saturday, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reacting to flight cancellation, called the Dutch “Nazi remnants” and “fascists” and suggested that Dutch diplomats would be prevented from traveling to Turkey.”

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