ERDOGAN SLAMS DUTCH MOVE BARRING FM’S FLIGHT

Istanbul, – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the Dutch move canceling Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s flight permit.

Addressing an inauguration ceremony in Istanbul Saturday, Erdogan confirmed that Cavusoglu’s flight permit had been canceled.

“How will your country’s diplomatic flights come here now after not granting permission to our foreign minister?” Erdogan asked the Dutch authorities.

“They neither know politics nor international diplomacy These are the remains of Nazis, they are fascists”, Anadolu News Agency quoted him as saying.

Earlier, Dutch Foreign Ministry announced in a statement Saturday the Netherlands canceled Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s flight permit on grounds of security and public safety.

The announcement came just hours after Cavusoglu said Turkey would impose severe sanctions on the Netherlands if attempts were made to cancel his planned meeting in the European country.

The Foreign Minister was scheduled to address the Turkish community in the Dutch city of Rotterdam later Saturday. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency