Tensions rising between Turkey, Netherlands before Dutch elections

Protests after Netherlands bars Turkish

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused the Netherlands of “sacrificing Turkish-Dutch relations” and warned, “you will pay the price.”

It was the latest in the ongoing escalation of tension between the two countries leading up to Dutch elections Wednesday. Erdogan was also critical of Germany last week, making accusations about Nazism in Germany as well as in the Netherlands.

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“I thought Nazism was over but I was wrong,” Erdogan said at the International Goodness Awards ceremony in Istanbul.

“What we saw in the last couple of days in Germany and Netherlands are the reflections of Islamophobia.”
On Saturday, protests broke out in Rotterdam and in the major Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul. Earlier, the Netherlands had blocked Turkey’s foreign minister from landing in the country to speak at a political rally.

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