Turkish minister says Europe heading into abyss

AP , Thursday 16 Mar 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, commenting on the results of the Dutch elections, says Europe is heading toward an abyss and religious wars.

Cavusoglu noted in comments carried by the state-run Anadolu Agency on Thursday that most parties running in Wednesday's parliamentary elections received between 17 and 20 percent of the votes.

He said: "There is no difference between the social democrat (party) and the fascist (Geert) Wilders. They are of the same mentality."

He argued that European parties are leading the continent toward its collapse.

Cavusoglu said: "You are taking Europe toward an abyss. Soon religious wars will break out in Europe. That's the way it's going."

Turkey and the Netherlands are involved in a diplomatic standoff over Dutch authorities' refusal to let Turkish ministers address Turkish citizens in rallies.

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