Turkish president Erdogan likens Netherlands to 'Banana Republic' as diplomatic row escalates
Speaking at an event in Kocaeli the Turkish leader called on all international organisations in Europe and elsewhere to impose sanctions on the Netherlands.
The row between the two countries started when Rotterdam authorities banned a rally in the city intended to lure in support for the next referendum in Turkey.
Moreover, the Dutch Government refused to let the Turkish foreign minister's plane land in the country and prevented Turkish Family Affairs Minister to enter the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam.
The Dutch government said in a statement it had withdrawn the permission because of risks to public order and security caused by the proposed visit.
"You can stop our foreign minister's plane all you want, let's see how your planes will come to Turkey from now on," Erdogan said trumpeting tough diplomatic days between the two countries.
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