The HAGUE, March 13. /Offset. TASS Vitaly Chugin/. The Dutch authorities, even if it is wanted, could not prevent diplomatic conflict with Turkey. This conclusion comes newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, analyzing the current situation.
The diplomatic conflict between Turkey and the Netherlands broke out against the decision of the Dutch authorities to ban for security reasons the speech in the Kingdom of the Turkish politicians in support of constitutional reform in Turkey. Given this prohibition, the Netherlands March 11, at first refused to issue a permit for the landing of the aircraft, the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. Later in the day with the intention of competing in front of the Turkish Diaspora in the Netherlands from Germany has arrived the Minister for family and social policy of Turkey Fatma Betul saillant Kaya. However, it was blocked at the Consulate in Rotterdam, declared an “undesirable alien” and escorted back to the German border .
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“Let’s start again – offers edition. – If Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants to hold a political campaign for more power in their own country, this does not mean that his Ministers have campaigning across Europe. Erdogan can quite effectively convey their position to the European Turks with the right to vote through state television and social media.”
“Instead, the Turkish President has chosen a policy of confrontation, the newspaper writes. – Minister goes to Rotterdam at the most inopportune times, namely right before the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands (scheduled for March 15 – approx. TASS). The goal is quite clear: Erdogan wants to Flex its muscles. Pure provocation”.
“For the head of the Turkish state all the folds as needed. His actions are intended to confirm the reputation of a tough leader, a man who will not SAG or under anyone, and certainly not under (the leader of the Dutch extreme right) Geert Wilders and Dutch Kurds. Well, the Netherlands, respectively, not wanting to, but having no other option, become members of this cynical Turkish game,” says Het Financieele Dagblad.
“The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte wanted to find a compromise, for example, to the Turkish Minister arrived, but has not made public speech and held an event at the Embassy or Consulate. However, even before the conclusion of the negotiations Turkey began to threaten with sanctions, – emphasizes the newspaper. So, Rutte had no other choice as all possible ways to prevent the Minister’s presentation speech. He’d dug his own political grave, if conceded to Erdogan”.