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Turkey warns Dutch will 'pay the price' over ministers' treatment

Turkey's President has warned the Netherlands will "pay the price" after two of his ministers were barred from addressing Turkish expats in the country.

In response Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decried the Dutch as "Nazi remnants", while Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has threatened "harsh" retaliation.

Protests against the cancellation of the rally in the Netherlands have been taken place in Rotterdam and Istanbul.

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Erdogan: Dutch will 'pay the price' over diplomatic row

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Dutch would be taught a lesson in diplomacy. Credit: AP

Turkey's president has said the Netherlands will pay the price for what he referred to as the "shameless" treatment of Turkish ministers.

On Saturday, two Turkish ministers were prevented from travelling in the Netherlands and campaigning among Turkish voters, ahead of next month's referendum on extending the president's powers.

"They will certainly pay the price, and also learn what diplomacy is. We will teach them international diplomacy," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

Mr Erdogan also repeated his earlier accusation that the Dutch are "Nazi's" and "fascists".

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