3/13 Turkey to impose ‘diplomatic sanctions’ on the Netherlands

Edited by walterp on . Posted in News In Brief

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara will impose “whatever diplomatic sanctions we have” on its NATO ally the Netherlands in an escalating row between the two nations. It comes after the European Union called on Ankara to “refrain from excessive statements” with regards to the situation. EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn warned against “actions that risk further exacerbating” events. The threat is in response to Dutch authorities banning two Turkish MPs from addressing crowds at political events in Rotterdam on Saturday.  

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