ANKARA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned Dutch charge d'affaires in Ankara on Saturday, after the Netherlands cancelled the landing clearance for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Earlier in the day, the Netherlands revoked landing permission for the plane carrying Cavusoglu, who was scheduled to address the Turkish community in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.
Dutch Foreign Ministry announced in a statement that Cavusoglu's flight permission was cancelled on grounds of "security" and "public safety."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan later slammed the move, describing the country as "Nazis" and "fascists."
"How will your country's (diplomatic) flights come here now after not granting permission to our foreign minister?" Erdogan said during an inauguration ceremony in Istanbul.
"They neither know politics nor international diplomacy. These are the remains of Nazis. They are fascists," he added.
Omer Celik, Turkey's EU minister and chief negotiator with the bloc, said on Saturday that the reasons the European authorities offered "had racist, fascist, anti-democratic, anti-human rights, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic approaches" in their backgrounds.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, chairman of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, said it was his country's right to impose sanctions on the Netherlands over the latest developments.
Relations between the Netherlands and Turkey have soured over Turkey's planned meeting with citizens campaign events ahead of the April 16 constitutional referendum.