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Erdogan Slams the Netherlands over Srebrenica

  • Turkish President Slams the Netherlands over Srebrenica

    March 15, 2017: The war of words has worsened between Turkey and the Netherlands after the Turkish president accused the Dutch of executing a genocide of Muslim men at Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995.

    Though Bosnian Serb forces were behind the massacre but Dutch UN peacekeepers could not protect the victims.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned that the failure unveiled Dutch "morality" was "broken".

    The remark has been called a "vile falsification" by the Dutch prime minister.

     

    Dutch Ambassador Banned by Turkey as Diplomatic Crisis Increases

    March 14, 2017: In retaliation over a Dutch decision of blocking its ministers from campaigning for a referendum, Turkey has announced various measures.

    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus mentioned that the Dutch ambassador would be banned from returning to Ankara and also high-level political talks have been suspended.

    Turkish attempts of holding rallies in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, were blocked.

    Dutch and Germans were accused of Nazism by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    However, the Netherlands has received full support as well as solidarity from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    A new travel warning was issued on Monday by the Dutch foreign ministry. It urged the Dutch citizens in Turkey to take care and also notified them of the diplomatic tensions.

    Reports revealed that on Wednesday voters in the Netherlands will be going to the polls for a general election, which is concerned about Islamic radicalism and immigration.

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte cited banning of Turkish rallies as the reason for security concerns ahead of the vote.

     

    Diplomatic Tension between Turkey and European Countries Escalates

    March 13, 2017: Diplomatic tension between Netherlands and Turkey escalated on Sunday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Netherlands “Nazi remnants” and threatened that the NATO ally will "pay the price" if relations are harmed.

    While Dutch PM Mark Rutte called Erdogan’s comments unacceptable, Germany's foreign minister remarked that he hopes Turkey returns to its senses.

    With escalating tension among the NATO partners, Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen entered the fray by proposing to delay the scheduled visit of Turkish Prime Minister (on March 20) to Denmark.

    Rasmussen reportedly said that “under normal circumstances” his country will have the pleasure to welcome Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim but in light of "the current Turkish attack on Holland" his country is not able to host the planned visit.