Turkey halts all high-level talks with Dutch officials as Erdogan imposes sanctions in escalating diplomatic crisis

Turkey has halted high-level talks with Dutch government officials and has closed its airspace to the country’s diplomats as it makes good on a promise to impose sanctions against the Netherlands.

In the latest escalation of a diplomatic spat that erupted at the weekend between Ankara and Amsterdam, Turkish officials said all meetings with their Dutch counterparts would be cancelled.

The action comes after the Dutch government withdrew permission for Turkey’s Foreign Minister to land in the Netherlands for a rally aimed at boosting support for an upcoming referendum that could hand more powers to the president.

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