President Erdogan: "We will teach them international diplomacy"

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President Erdogan: “We’ll train them worldwide diplomacy”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Netherlands it can “pay the value” for harming ties after two of his ministers have been barred.

Mr Erdogan stated: “We’ll train them worldwide diplomacy.”

The 2 ministers have been blocked from addressing Turkish expatriates in Rotterdam on Saturday, with certainly one of them escorted to the German border.

The Dutch authorities says such occasions would stoke tensions days earlier than the Netherlands’ basic election.

The ministers have been attempting to win help amongst expatriate voters for a referendum on increasing Turkish presidential powers.

Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, Turkey’s household minister, had arrived by street on Saturday however was denied entry to the consulate in Rotterdam and was taken to the German border by Dutch police.

International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tried to fly in however was refused entry.

Water cannon and riot police on horseback have been deployed to disperse about 1,000 individuals protesting outdoors the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam in a single day.

‘True face’

Talking at an awards ceremony in Istanbul on Sunday, Mr Erdogan stated of the Netherlands: “They are going to actually pay the value, and in addition be taught what diplomacy is.”

Media captionProtests erupted because the consulate in Rotterdam was blocked

Accusing the Dutch of appearing in an “impudent” manner, he stated: “Holland! In case you are sacrificing Turkish-Dutch relations for the sake of the elections on Wednesday, you’ll pay a worth.”

Threatening to journey to rallies overseas himself, he added: “The West has clearly proven its true face within the final couple of days. What we’ve seen… is a transparent manifestations of Islamophobia.

“I’ve stated that I had thought that Nazism was over, however that I used to be mistaken. Nazism is alive within the West,” he stated.

However he thanked France for permitting Mr Cavusoglu to journey to the northern metropolis of Metz to deal with a rally there on Sunday, saying: “France was not deceived by such video games.”

Talking in Metz, Mr Cavusoglu stated it was not sufficient for the Dutch to apologise and that the Turkish authorities would “proceed to take steps”.

He stated of the Dutch ambassador, who’s on depart: “We’re saying that there is no such thing as a want to return again to Turkey. He cannot come, he cannot enter.”

Ms Kaya additionally vented her anger on the Dutch after flying again to Istanbul from Cologne.

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Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya tweeted updates as she was escorted out of the Netherlands

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A rally did go forward in Metz in France on Sunday

She stated: “We have been subjected to impolite and tough remedy… Treating a feminine minister this manner could be very ugly.”

Dutch PM Mark Rutte stated Mr Erdogan’s touch upon Saturday that the Dutch have been “Nazi remnants and fascists” was “unacceptable”.

He stated Turkey had threatened sanctions and “we are able to by no means do enterprise beneath this sort of blackmail”.

“We drew a pink line,” he stated.

The Dutch authorities is going through a extreme electoral problem from the anti-Islam occasion of Geert Wilders in its election on Wednesday.

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A protester (backside left) shouts slogans after changing the Dutch flag with a Turkish one on the Netherlands’ consulate in Istanbul. It was later eliminated and changed with the Dutch flag once more

Protests have been held on Sunday outdoors the Dutch consulate in Istanbul, the place the Netherlands’ flag was changed with a Turkish one, which was later eliminated.

The Dutch international ministry responded by saying that the Turkish authorities have been accountable for the security of its diplomats.

Stories say the proprietor of a venue within the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has now cancelled a pro-Erdogan rally on Sunday that was to have been attended by Turkey’s agriculture minister. Sweden’s international ministry stated it was not concerned within the resolution and that the occasion can happen elsewhere.

What’s the row about?

Turkey is holding a referendum on 16 April on whether or not to show from a parliamentary to a presidential republic, extra akin to the US.

If profitable, it will give sweeping new powers to the president, permitting her or him to nominate ministers, put together the price range, select nearly all of senior judges and enact sure legal guidelines by decree.

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President Erdogan is hoping to win sweeping new powers

What’s extra, the president alone would have the ability to announce a state of emergency and dismiss parliament.

So as to get it handed, Mr Erdogan wants the votes of residents dwelling inside Turkey and overseas.

There are 5.5 million Turks dwelling outdoors the nation, with 1.four million eligible voters in Germany alone – and the Sure marketing campaign is eager to get them on aspect.

So quite a lot of rallies have been deliberate for international locations with giant numbers of expat voters, together with Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Nonetheless, Mr Erdogan’s supporters have discovered themselves blocked from holding these rallies.

Why are international locations attempting to stop the rallies?

Most of the international locations, together with Germany, have cited safety issues because the official purpose.

Austrian International Minister Sebastian Kurz stated Mr Erdogan was not welcome to carry rallies as this might improve friction and hinder integration.

Many European nations have additionally expressed deep disquiet about Turkey’s response to the July coup try and the nation’s perceived slide in direction of authoritarianism beneath President Erdogan.

Germany specifically has been vital of the mass arrests and purges that adopted – with practically 100,000 civil servants faraway from their posts.