Turkey has banned diplomatic flights of the Netherlands in its airspace

Because of the scandal with the Netherlands, the Turkish government banned the flying Dutch diplomatic flights in its airspace. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus, reports 112.ua citing Daily Sabah.

“We decided not to allow Turkey Dutch diplomatic flights,” said Numan Kurtulmus.

In addition, as noted by the Deputy Turkish Prime Minister, the Ambassador of the Netherlands, who is currently on vacation outside of Turkey will be denied entry into the country.

Additionally, the government of Turkey intends to cancel a previously scheduled high-level meetings and to recommend to Parliament to abolish the part of the Turkish inter-parliamentary group of friendship with the Netherlands.

Recall that the scandal began with the fact that on 11 March, the Netherlands has banned Charter flights to the Turkish foreign Minister, who had intended to hold a campaign meeting with Turks living in Rotterdam, on the eve of the constitutional referendum.

We are talking about the referendum, to be held April 16, on proposed changes to Turkey’s Constitution on the sharp expansion of the powers of the President. Ankara urged to attend and to vote for Turkish citizens living in other countries.

After President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the Netherlands “will pay” for the removal of the Minister and for not let the Minister of foreign Affairs for planned rallies.