"Nazi Dogs": Turkey Prepares Sanctions Against The Netherlands

Tyler Durden's picture

The bizarre diplomatic scandal that erupted over the weekend, after the Netherlands banned several prominent Turkish politicians from organizing and participating in pro-Erdogan rallies just days ahead of the Dutch general election where immigration will be perhaps the most important topic, and which prompted numerous accusations of "nazism" and "fascism" by Turkey's president Erdogan, appeared set to escalate further on Monday when the Turkish cabinet is expected to consider imposing sanctions on the Netherlands in a deepening row with the country's NATO ally. Cited by Reuters, one minister said punitive measures were likely.

A government source told Reuters that sanctions were expected to be discussed when the cabinet of ministers meets at 7 pm (1600 GMT). Ankara's minister for EU Affairs, Omer Celik, said sanctions were likely. "We will surely have sanctions against the latest actions by the Netherlands. We will answer them with these," Celik said.

In addition to economic measures, sanctions could affect cultural activities, and military and technological cooperation. "When the sanctions are imposed, what we need to be careful about is being realistic. We are not completely closing the windows," the source said. "However, we want to show that what has been done to Turkey will have a response." He said certain cultural activities may be cancelled and the re-evaluation of military and technological cooperation was also on the table.

Earlier, Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d'affaires on Monday to complain about the ban - imposed due to fears of unrest and distaste at what the Netherlands sees as an increasingly authoritarian tone from Erdogan - and the actions of Rotterdam police against Turkish protesters over the weekend, foreign ministry sources said. As we reported on Sunday Dutch police used dogs and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters waving Turkish flags outside the consulate in Rotterdam. Some protesters threw bottles and stones and several demonstrators were beaten by police with batons, a Reuters witness said. Mounted police officers charged the crowd.

"The Turkish community and our citizens were subject to bad treatment, with inhumane and humiliating methods used in disproportionate intervention against people exercising their right to peaceful assembly," a statement attributed to ministry sources said.

As further reported over the weekend, President Erdogan, who is seeking support from Turks in a referendum on boosting his powers, accused the Dutch government of acting like "Nazi remnants" and said it should face sanctions for barring his ministers from addressing expatriate Turks to drum up votes. The row marks another low point in relations between Turkey and Europe, further dimming Ankara's prospects of joining the bloc. It also comes as Turkey is caught up by security concerns over militant attacks and the war in neighboring Syria.

Some 400,000 Turkish citizens live in the Netherlands and an estimated 1.5 million Turks live in Germany.

Commenting on the Turkish official visits, the Dutch government said the visits were "undesirable" and it would not cooperate in their campaigning. According to polls, it is set to lose about half its seats in elections this week as the anti-Islam party of Geert Wilders makes strong gains. Monday was the third time the Dutch envoy had been called in since Saturday over the row. The Dutch ambassador is on leave and the Turkish foreign ministry says it does not want him back "for some time".

For now, economists do not anticipate a major fallout from the diplomatic scandal. Ozgur Altug, chief economist at BGC Partners in Istanbul, said at this stage he did not foresee the row having serious short-term economic consequences. Still, with Dutch direct investment in Turkey amounting to $22 billion, making the Netherlands the biggest source of foreign investment with a share of 16%, there is a substantial risk of escalating retaliation which could impact the deteriorating Turkish economy which recently posted double digit inflation.

"If the tension escalates and if countries start imposing sanctions against each other, it might have serious implications for the Turkish economy," Altug said.

Turkish exports to the Netherlands totalled $3.6 billion in 2016, making it the tenth largest market for Turkish goods, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. Turkey imported $3 billion worth of Dutch goods in 2016.

Additionally, Reuters notes that Dutch visitors are important to Turkey's tourism industry, which was hit hard in 2016 by security fears due to attacks by Islamic State and Kurdish militants. Some 900,000 Dutch people visited Turkey last year, down from 1.2 million a year earlier.

Ankara has given the paramaters it seeks to de-escalate: it is is seeking an official written apology for the treatment of its family minister and diplomats in Rotterdam, the Turkish foreign ministry sources also said. However, as noted on Sunday morning, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said it is Erdogan who should apologize for comparing the Netherlands to fascists and Nazis, adding that Turkey was acting "in a totally unacceptable, irresponsible manner". NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Turkey and the Netherlands to defuse the row.

Meanwhile, assuring that the scandal is likely to get worse before it gets better, a front page headline in the pro-government Aksam newspaper place a photo of a police dog biting the thigh of a man during Saturday night's protest in Rotterdam, above which it placed the headline "Nazi Dogs."

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jamesmmu's picture

Rotterdam riots are now being covered on TV. Geert Wilders has won. It's time for the final nails in the globalist coffin.


froze25's picture

Yes, nothing like using the old, "Well you're a Nazi" come back. That will teach em for thinking of their own people's interest first!!!

Douche McGoosh's picture
Douche McGoosh (not verified) froze25 Mar 13, 2017 10:44 AM

When you start bringing up "nazis" and "Hitler" people with an IQ over room temperature tune out...

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

...except for those who know that he absolutely understood who the real enemy was!

Blankone's picture

Then why does it continue to be so effective for the jews, over and over again.

Turkey is just using their playbook.

wildbad's picture

wow that next guy is pretty sharp don't ya think?

ACP's picture

Oh no sanctions from Turkey!

You mean they're no longer going to export their muslim murderers and rapefugees to Europe?

Say it ain't so!

wildbad's picture

its illegal to call someone a Nazi in Germany.

good news is that we don't even need a fence. we have the bosphoros

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"good news is that we don't even need a fence. we have the bosphoros"

The Bogaz is easy to cross. You can even buy flowers

Itinerant's picture

So inhospitable of the Dutch not to welcome warring factions of Turks in the streets, egged on by visiting officials from the Turkish state who only want to campaign in a foreign country!!! While they're at it, maybe they can sick the Grey Wolf terrorists on the Kurds living here, who are of course all pro-Erodoghan.

Theu Dutch should have given them all a day off work ! Oh, I forgot, half of 'm on the dole, supplementing their drug-running and money-laundering activities.

Vageling's picture

Yup... Sarc tag overrated. Easy to spot.

Now the REAL question is not if the Dutch broke their own laws but how many advisors Gollum, in search to securing his "precious", JAILED for telling him he's breaking his own election laws?

I'll leave that case here.

Belrev's picture

Lefties are stuck in calling other people fascists because they have no real arguments.

You now have Irish senator coming to USA to stand up against fascist Trump

wildbad's picture

sounds like its right out of the dems playbook n'est pas?

Erdogan , who is just putting the finishing touches on his shiny new gleaming dictatorship, calling the Germans and the Dutch Nazis. Pretty rich stuff.

I don't know how he can sleep at night. He must be laughing SOOO fucking hard at the german and dutch misleaders as he uses democracy against itself in an coup d' etat which has no downside for him

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

The Dutch government doesn't give fuck about the 'interest of its own people', otherwise they would be up in arms over their citizens being murdered by the US and it's Ukrainian terrorist friends when they shot down that Malaysian plane.

One load of cunts name-calling another load of cunts, that's all.

Never One Roach's picture

My friend is a lawyer who used to live there and said business owners were packing everyting up and gettin gout of dogde as fast as possible as islamic extremists took control. he is an American educated Turk so he came back to USA. he said Turkey is in very bad shape. Secularism is dying fast.

Vageling's picture

Psssst! They need one to get in! It's the dual citizen problem. Turkey don't accept nor cooprate with denouncing Turkish citizenship.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

LOLOLOL!! Yes, and I am preparing "sanctions" against Turkey.  This is hilarious.  What the hell can Turkey do?  Fucking joke of a want-to-be ottoman empire.

shovelhead's picture

Funny how soon they forget Obongo's war on Fox news.

They were pretty happy about the "in the bag" presses coverage. I wonder why.

froze25's picture

Screw the Turks, using a horde of Rapeugees as leverage. Guns with shoot to kill orders on the boarders.

Raffie's picture

Terrorist Turkey is butt hurt.. LOL....

Top left in the pic, that is Erdogan's wife I bet. She is like 8 years old.


SteveNYC's picture

Dutch and Turks will band and bond together strongly in the face of Russian aggression....NATO etc.


E.F. Mutton's picture

No more rapists for you!

michigan independant's picture

Only Marx can say that. Turkey must be confused.

Urban Redneck's picture

Who knew Gezi park was in the Netherlands?

Turkey isn't confused, it's just full HEATHEN sand niggers worshipping a false clown god.

All the Dutch need to do is tell Erdorat that they're just clamping down on local PKK members... he'd probably send live ammunition to the Dutch police...


mc888's picture

Hey man, sandnigger god-on-a-stick day is coming soon.

Stocked up on corn dogs?


roadhazard's picture

"No rugs for You!"

abyssinian's picture

No turkey for you

pparalegal's picture

This from a dictator who jails all his opponents? 

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Most here are missing the point.

This from a dictator who not only jailed all his opponents, but is seeking a change in the constitution making him Sultan Erdogan. If he stirs up anti-muslim sentiment it works for him. Since it also works for Wilders and LePen, it seems its working for everyone, except the EU.

Time to short the euro

Vageling's picture

Oh I see (as in really see, not just get it) what he's up to. His 5th column are hard to miss. He's stirring up muslim tension. Even a child sees that. With his sanctions. Enduldge us fucker. Again win-win for Wilders and Erdogan. Weak EU that has no clue.

And the Turks lose long term. Erdogan is playing a dangerous game where he realize that time is his enemy. 

veritas semper vinces's picture

Most of those opponents were Murikistan's "freedom fighters". Also Erdogan is unstable and a tyran

SoDamnMad's picture

OK, Europe. Let's sanction the purchase of all fruits and vegetables from Turkey. Let them sell it to the Russians for the prices we pay (that ought to goose up Russian inflation).  We can get the same quality from Spain, Italy and Greece.

Boat people coming across to Greece from Turkey will be turned back with gunfire if they continue to proceed. 

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

Silly boy, the Russians sanctioned Turkey after the US shot down their jet at the border with Syria. They don't buy Turkish produce for the time being.

Davidduke2000's picture

Turkey is trying to influence the election of anti islam leader. the wave is a tsunami and muslims would be all sent back to their countries of origin. 

shovelhead's picture

They're doing a great job too.

Ol Geert got this one in the bag thanks to Erdogan.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

I have heard that ErdogShit is not a muslim, but is of another semitic tribe. Stands to reason as Turkish terrorism results in the death of many many muslim people.

GlassHouse101's picture

Turkey: "How dare you not allow us to plant Turkish officials into your government! You must be Nazi's or something!"

Martian Moon's picture

How many Dutch live in Turkey?  Does Turkey welcome any?

What about the Dutch living in South Africa?  Are they welcome?

Globalism just doesn't apply globally

TRN's picture

When are the "Nazi Dogs" voting to let Turkey in the EU? \sarc

buzzsaw99's picture

oh noes turkey is getting uppity. lulz

Sandmann's picture

Turkey is a joke. I bet the Koc Group is furious at the threat to their exports.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Turkey... just another sad, defeated nation trying to resurrent it's former glory days.

yttirum's picture

Aint gonna happen unless Constantinople comes back and Christianity replaces Islam. Turkey is fucked and they don't quite realize it yet. The Turkey status quo can't sustain, even with Russia's help.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

Pretty sure the Russians, while they need stable business partners, are not interested in supporting a US controlled terrorist dictatorship. I believe that Turkey will wind up as Ukraine part II.

gregga777's picture

Yes, the glory of their glorious military campaign that murdered a million Armenian women and children while losing World War 1.

Justin Case's picture

How dare thay insult a NATO member!

GlassHouse101's picture

Currency is more of a modern day weapon of war, than a medium for financial exchange.