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Turkey has continued with its threats to some of the NATO Allies over the week.

Last Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu said that “Holy wars will soon begin in Europe,”

That same day, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu had threatened to send 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory as  he said: “If you want, we could open the way for 15,000 refugees that we don’t send each month and blow the mind of Europe.”

On Friday, Turkish President Recip Tayyib Erdogan urged Turkish immigrants in Europe to have five children instead of three.

The state-sponsored newspaper, Sun, shows German chancellor Angela Merkel as Adolf Hitler.

Erdogan also compared the Dutch government to the Nazis which the Netherlands vehemently opposed.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the remarks of the Turkish President comparing them to Nazis were inflammatory and that he demands an apology for the unacceptable statement.

The fighting stance Turkey seems to be making towards the European allies came as a result of the incident where Netherlands refused to allow entry of Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to visit Rotterdam for a political rally in support of Erdogan.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu

The incident prompted Turkey not to allow the Dutch Ambassador to Ankara to return to Turkey and has suspended high-level diplomatic relations between the two nations.

The Spat between Turkey and several NATO allied nations, specifically the Netherlands seems to be turning for the worst.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reported to visit Turkey on March 30. Though there are no available details, it is anticipated that the visit would tackle on relations with allied NATO members.