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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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Protesters demonstrate outside Dutch consulate in Istanbul

Protesters wave flags outside the Dutch consulate in the early hours of Sunday Credit: AP

Protesters have been demonstrating outside the Dutch consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul amid an escalating diplomatic row between Turkey and the Netherlands.

It comes after Turkey's president branded the Dutch "Nazi remnants" and "fascists" after his foreign minister's plane was denied landing permission on Saturday amid tensions over a banned Turkish rally.

In response, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he understood Turkey's anger, but Mr Erdogan's remarks "way out of line".

A protester holds a banner with a picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: AP

Turkey's Family Affairs Minister was later blocked by Dutch police from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey will retaliate "in the harshest ways" to the Dutch authorities actions.

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