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    Demonstrators with banners of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gather outsidethe Turkish consulate to welcome the Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, who decided to travel to Rotterdam by land after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight was barred from landing by the Dutch government, in Rotterdam, Netherlands March 11, 2017.

    Netherlands Slams Turkey's 'Unacceptable Verbal Aggression' Amid Rally Ban Row

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    The Netherlands considers Ankara's reaction to the decision not to let Turkish ministers hold the meetings with Turkish expats as unacceptable, the Dutch government said in a statement on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, the Dutch authorities barred the Turkish foreign minister from landing, ahead of his planned Turkish expat rally at the embassy prior to the referendum on the constitutional changes.

    On the same day, the Turkish family and social affairs minister was denied entry to the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam and then deported to Germany. Both the Dutch and German authorities have called off the family minister's campaign meetings.

    Ankara reacted furiously, promising reciprocal actions and sanctions against the Netherlands. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labeled the Dutch authorities' behavior as "Nazism."

    "The quest for a reasonable compromise had proved to be impossible. The subsequent verbal aggression on the part of the Turkish authorities is unacceptable… The Netherlands continues to favour discussions with Turkey. The government is in continuing contact with the Dutch local authorities," the statement read.


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