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Turkish leader says Dutch will 'pay the price'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is intensifying his dispute with European nations

Published: March 13, 2017 4:00 AM
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his dispute with European nations Sunday, claiming that "Nazism is alive in the West" after two of his ministers were prevented from campaigning in the Netherlands and promising that the Dutch would "pay the price" for their unusual action.

While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte worked to contain the diplomatic damage, Erdogan made it clear that Turkey would not be easily appeased.

He said Ankara would retaliate for the treatment of the Turkish family affairs minister, who on Saturday was blocked by police in riot gear from entering her country's consulate in Rotterdam.


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