>> An apology from the Netherlands won't be enough. That's the message from Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan after his ministers were banned from electioneering among the Turkish-Dutch population ahead of an April referendum on his powers. The Turkish President warning more sanctions could follow. He's already suspended high level diplomatic relations.
And ban the Dutch ambassador and diplomatic flights from the Netherlands. The move further inflaming tensions in a diplomatic quarrel that shows no signs of abating. Erdogan calling on expatriate Turks to not vote for quote, government and racist days before a Dutch general election. Geert Wilder's the populist who wants to de-islamisze the Netherlands, hoping the dispute will boost his chances in Wednesday's polls.
While Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, says the sanctions are not too bad, but inappropriate. The Turkish measures have no economic consequences but certainly won't ease tension. European Union leaders now calling for calm between the two NATO allies, urging them to defuse the escalating dispute.