Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, was extremely worried by the results of the Dutch election. Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, a firm center right pushed Geert Wilder, anti-muslim, into second place in the election.
Çavuşoğlu has been having issues with Holland recently, as he was not given permission to land in Holland for a campaign rally on Saturday, which resulted in a diplomatic row and street protests until the final days of the Dutch election. The Dutch government was accused of ‘facism’ and ‘Nazi remnant.’ Now, Çavuşoğlu warns that Europe was heading ‘towards the abyss’ and that there may be ‘holy wars’ across the European continent.
From Gateway Pundit:
Of the millions of Turks living in Europe, some five million – many of them dual citizens – are eligible to vote in the referendum, set for April 16th, which seeks to significantly increase the powers of authoritarian Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Speaking at a rally east of Istanbul just hours after his foreign minister’s controversial comments, Erdoğan accused the EU of launching an anti-Islamic ‘crusade’ between the Christian cross and the Muslim crescent, referring to Tuesday’s ruling by the EU Court of Justice which would allow employers to prohibit political and religious symbols in the workplace, including the wearing of the Islamic veil.
‘They have commenced a struggle between the cross and crescent. There is no other explanation than this. I am saying this clearly – Europe is heading toward the days just before World War II,’ Erdoğan stated in combative tone.