Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands today (March 12, 2017) it will "pay the price" for refusing to allow Ankara's foreign minister into the country and expelling another minister yesterday to keep them from holding rallies with Turkish immigrants, according to the VOA (Voice of America) News website.
Erdogan accused the Dutch government of "nazism and fascism," saying only a repressive regime would block Ankara's officials from traveling to the Netherlands.
Both of the Ankara officials were trying to rally Turkish immigrants with Turkish voting rights to support Erdogan's bid to win a referendum next month to give him new autocratic powers.
The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte barred Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from flying to Rotterdam. It then blocked Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya from entering the Turkish embassy in the port city before escorting her out of the country to Germany.