Diplomatic fight between Turkey and the Netherlands escalates

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has demanded answers from the Dutch.

Turkey suspended high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands on Monday, escalating a dispute that began when Turkey’s foreign minister was denied permission to visit the Netherlands for a political rally. Turkey said it would not permit the return of the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, and Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, demanded to know why the Dutch government refused to let him fly to Rotterdam for the event. “Why this time am I a terrorist?” he said in a Monday interview with CNN. “Are the Turks living in this country terrorists?”

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