Politicians and the media Turkey reacted sharply to the actions of the Netherlands and Germany, have banned performances of Turkish ministers in their respective territories.
"Some European countries are making decisions that have nothing to do with freedom of thought and freedom of speech," says the Turkish news agency Anadolu. It also quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Ankara will respond in 10 times stronger on the Netherlands Government's decision not to let the Turkish Minister of the country. Cavusoglu said that the Dutch government shows greater antiimmigransky and anti-Muslim sentiment than the right-wing candidate for Prime Minister Geert Wilders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the agency reports, stressed that the mask of Europe was removed and its real face revealed to the world after the recent bans on performances for Turkish ministers in Germany and the Netherlands. In his view, recent events have demonstrated "signs of growing fascism, racism and Islamophobia." Erdogan accused the Netherlands of "acting like a banana republic" and urged the world community to impose sanctions on them. He also promised that Amsterdam would "pay if he decided to sacrifice the Turkish-Dutch relations for the sake of [parliamentary] elections," and the countries involved in such actions against Turkey "will soon find out what international diplomacy is".
"Groups related to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is recognized as a terrorist group by the EU, held several meetings in Germany and Austria, - the Turkish Agency Daily Sabah. - On the other hand, members of the democratically elected government banned performances in the countries with the largest Turkish diaspora - Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. "
"It seems that the Netherlands are experiencing a kind of mass psychosis. It is sad to see a full-scale revival of Nazism in the [European] continent. What's worse - so it's the silence that reigns in the European capitals, one country after the other dealt fascist forces - said the agency. - We are very alarmed by the steady destruction of the values and principles in European countries and is seriously concerned for the safety and welfare of our citizens. "
The agency Hurriyet Daily News reports that the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party of Turkey Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu urged the government to sever relations with the Netherlands and promised to provide support for any measures directed against The Hague. The opposition Nationalist Movement Party also expressed its readiness to support any government moves against the Netherlands, called the actions of the past, "the medieval mentality."