Russian defense minister: India’s SCO accession opens up new prospects for cooperationMilitary & Defense June 23, 13:19
Russia and India to hold first combined forces drills in fallMilitary & Defense June 23, 13:14
Serbian president confident EU accession will not aggravate relations with RussiaWorld June 23, 13:14
Press review: Reinforcements from Asia possible in Syria and Russia mulls data leak woesPress Review June 23, 13:00
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia is 'so far, so good' — Germany’s Emre CanSport June 23, 11:24
NHL says Olympic participation matter closedSport June 23, 11:12
Russia’s telecom watchdog may block Telegram messenger in RussiaBusiness & Economy June 23, 9:15
Russian warships fire Kalibr cruise missiles, destroy IS arms depots in SyriaMilitary & Defense June 23, 9:07
Kazakh foreign minister denies talks on sending troops to SyriaWorld June 23, 8:05
MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/.The Kremlin is calling on The Hague and Ankara to resort to a constructive stance on de-escalating the conflict between the two countries, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
"No doubt, we call on The Hague and Ankara to exercise restraint, and a constructive position on the de-escalation of tensions between the two countries," Peskov told reporters. "We do not think that there is the need for any mediators here. Only these two countries can get out of this situation," he said.
The diplomatic spat between Ankara and The Hague flared up after the Dutch authorities decided to ban Turkish politicians from speaking at a rally in support of a constitutional reform in Turkey, citing security concerns.
As a result of this ban, on March 11 the Dutch government refused to allow Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s plane to land. Later that day, Turkey’s Minister of Family and Social Policies, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, arrived in the Netherlands from Germany to address the Turkish diaspora. However, she was blocked off near the consulate in Rotterdam. Kaya was labelled an "undesirable foreigner" and whisked away to the German border.
In response, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan branded the Netherlands as "Nazi remnants" and demanded apology, promising harsh measures against The Hague.