#TulipCrisis- The only rational explanation is…

… that AKP leadership is playing hard to get nationalist MHP voters in the referendum. President Erdoğan is a master tactician when it comes to elections. AKP voters are taken for granted and more MHP voters persuaded, more chance for the “yes” votes in the referendum. After the referendum, Turkey can make peace with Netherlands like she did with Russia and Israel. Well, I cannot imagine what else is aimed at. Making oneself as a minister to be deported is not an easy deed to achieve, not to add  not much diplomatic discourse our Minister of Foreign Affairs has…


Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister

Turkey vows a “harsh response” as a diplomatic row with the Netherlands escalates.
An apology from the Netherlands regarding its refusal to permit a Turkish minister to enter Ankara’s Rotterdam consulate will not be enough to normalize relations, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said March 12, adding that the country’s actions would have consequences

Turkish PM threatens sanctions against Dutch over minister’s expulsion

Binali Yıldırım says there will be ‘strong countermeasures’ after minister was prevented from campaigning on Erdoğan referendum in Rotterdam

The Turkish prime minister has threatened the Netherlands with sanctions in retaliation for the expulsion of a government minister from the country as she tried to visit the consulate in Rotterdam.

The Netherlands will pay a price for preventing a Turkish minister from entering Ankara’s consulate in Rotterdam, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said March 12
Turkish officials continue name-calling barrage as dispute over political rallying in foreign nations intensifies.
An unidentified man has raised a Turkish flag at the Dutch consulate in Istanbul on March 12 after lowering the Dutch flag amid a row between the two countries that was touched off by the Netherlands’ refusal to allow a Turkish minister to enter the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam

Turkey and the Netherlands clash over campaign access – video explainer

Turkey and the Netherlands are embroiled in a diplomatic row after the Dutch government barred Turkish ministers from entering the country to campaign for referendum due to take place next month. A private jet carrying Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was denied permission to land in Rotterdam on Saturday while the country’s family minister, Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, was blocked from entering the Turkish embassy in the city and escorted back to the German border later that night.

Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Beytül Sayan Kaya has said she witnessed “inhumane treatment” from the Dutch authorities after being barred from entering Turkey’s Rotterdam consulate and deported to Germany
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said late March 11 that it has conveyed to the Netherlands its wish for the Dutch ambassador to Ankara to “not return to his post for a while,” amid a row over the Dutch government’s decision to cancel Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s flight permit

Turkey and the Netherlands: Why the falling out?

A look at how tensions between the two countries unfolded.
The Turkish president says he will teach the Dutch about diplomacy after his ministers are barred.

Secretary Kerry Listens as Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu Addresses Reporters in Washington. U.S. State Department image shared via official Flickr account. Public domain.

Turkey’s President Erdogan is now accusing Germany of “aiding terror”.
The Big Story – Stephen Braun – Mar 8, 3:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from the White House last month, has registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department for work that may have aided the Turkish…

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