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2017 Dutch-Turkish diplomatic incident

The Netherlands barred the aircraft of Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu from landing and expelled Turkish Minister of Family and Social Policies Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya from the country, when both tried to speak at rallies. In response, Turkey expelled the Dutch Ambassador from the country and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the Dutch "fascists" and "remnants of Nazism" and accused the Netherlands of "massacring" Muslims in Srebrenica during the Bosnian War in 1995. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Erdoğan's remarks "unacceptable" and a "vile falsification of history" and demanded an apology. Rutte also called for talks to resolve the impasse, adding that Turkey had crossed a diplomatic line.

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What really happened, a few days ahead of the Dutch general election, Mark Rutte needed to get the extreme rightwing electorate voting for Geert Wilders, back onboard to vote for the Liberal Conservatives of the VVD. Ugly voter deception to exploit the migration issue and feed Islamophobia in the Netherlands. Trust in politics or government going down the drain, so no tears once it comes back to haunt you or colleagues.

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 29th, 2023 at 08:28:26 AM EST
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