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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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Turkish minister brands Netherlands 'capital of Fascism'

Tension between Turkey and the Netherlands is escalating Credit: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu/Twitter

Turkey continued its aggressive rhetoric towards the Netherlands by referring to it as the "capital of fascism".

Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made the remark at a meeting in Metz, France, as the diplomatic row between the two countries escalated further.

Earlier the French foreign ministry called on Turkey to avoid provocations and de-escalate tensions between itself and several EU member states.

But Turkey is continuing to threaten its the Netherlands after two Turkish ministers were barred from travelling there on Saturday, just weeks ahead of a crucial referendum instigated by President Recep Erdogan.

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