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Turkey launches investigation into Dutch politician Wilders over Erdogan feedback

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Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into remarks by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders about Recep Tayyip Erdogan, native media reported on Tuesday. 

The investigation was launched on February 15, NTV cited the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office as saying, after Wilders known as the Turkish President a terrorist and urged the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to expel Turkey’s ambassador from the nation, in addition to the nation from the NATO coalition. 

“Erdogan has even reported me in Turkey and wants me behind bars there. It is time for Rutte to show courage and deal with the terrorist Erdogan, stop his influence in the Netherlands, expel Turkey from NATO and expel the Turkish ambassador”, Wilders wrote in a Twitter submit on Monday. 

Reacting to the feedback, the spokesperson of Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Omer Celik known as Wilders a “fascist” and a “Daesh murderer”. 

“This fascist who attacked our president, had he lived in the years of World War II, he would be a Nazi now cursed. If he was currently living in the Middle East, he would be a Daesh murderer. In this age and time he lives in the Netherlands and became an ugly fascist, anti-human,” Celik wrote in a Twitter submit the identical day. 

The far-right member of the Dutch House of Representatives and chief of the Party for Freedom (PVV) is thought for his hardline stance in opposition to Islam. In one other Twitter submit, Wilders posted an image of Erdogan offered as a member of the Islamic State (IS).


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