Riots broke out in Rotterdam last night as Turkey warned the Netherlands it will retaliate in the “harshest ways” after Turkish ministers were barred from speaking in the city.
In a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigre, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had branded its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant” and the dispute escalated into a diplomatic incident on Saturday evening.
Turkey’s family minister was prevented by police from entering the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam.
Hundreds of protesters waving Turkish flags gathered outside, demanding to see the minister.
Dutch police used dogs and water cannon early