“With the current rhetorical attacks by Turkey against the Netherlands, a new meeting cannot be seen isolated from that. I have therefore suggested to my Turkish colleague that our meeting is postponed,” Rasmussen wrote on his Facebook account.
He added that current rhetorical attacks by the Turkish authorities against the Netherlands meant that the meeting “would be interpreted as if Denmark is viewing developments in Turkey more mildly which is not at all the case.”
According to Danish media reports, Yıldırım was expected to visit Denmark on March 20.
Following the incident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the Netherlands with reciprocal actions, while the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the return of the Dutch ambassador, who is currently on holiday outside the country, was undesirable.