Turkey Widens War of Words to Include All of EU

Turkish association ‘deports’ 40 Dutch cows in retaliation

Turkish association ‘deports’ 40 Dutch cows in retaliation

"Wilders" anti-Islam Party for Freedom could only manage a second position in the Dutch polls, securing 20 seats.

"It is unacceptable to see the symbols and slogans of the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party] PKK [at a rally in Frankfurt] while Turkish ministers and politicians are barred from meeting with their fellow citizens", Kalin told in an interview to CNN Turk.

"There is no difference between the mindsets of Geert Wilders and social democrats in the Netherlands".

He also said that he always had doubts about whether Turkey should join the European Union but found himself in the minority in his Social Democrat (SPD) party.

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Turkey's foreign minister says U.S. Secretary of State RexTillerson is expected to visit the country on March 30. Mr Cavusoglu predicted the start of "religious wars" in Europe, saying the bloc was being pushed to the edge of "the cliff" by the rise of the far right.

Erdogan wants to win the votes of large Turkish populations ahead of the key referendum which critics argued that will confirm his authoritarian rule.

The federal government in Germany has even tried to distance itself from the decision of state governments for blocking Turkish campaign rallies.

But the mayor of the Dutch city of Rotterdam approved a pro-Turkish protest scheduled for midnight yesterday (Singapore time), over the police's handling of clashes that erupted outside the Turkish consulate last Saturday.

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The diplomatic spat Turkey has fuelled with the Netherlands and Germany has set off a wave of anger in the country, which may drive support to the Yes side for the referendum on constitutional changes on April 16th.

But his rhetoric has raised questions about the continuation of Turkey's half-century bid to join the EU.

BERLIN-Senior German officials cast doubt last Saturday on Turkey's chances of joining the European Union, amid growing tensions with Ankara over human rights and Turkey's claim that it's being treated unfairly by countries in western Europe.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blasted Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of using " Nazi measures". But Cavusoglu's remarks on TV 24 channel came only three days before the one-year anniversary of a deal brokered between Brussels and Ankara that would allow for irregular migrants in Greece, the starting point of the trek to northern Europe, to be returned to Turkey in exchange for Syrian refugees hosted on Turkish soil.

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