Dutch-Turkish row: Why is president Recep Tayyip Erdogan obsessed with Nazis?

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused two of Europe’s governments of fascism in as many weeks.

Amid the mounting row with the Netherlands, the Turkish leader told a crowd that the Dutch government was “Nazi remnants, they are fascists”.

He added: “I said ‘I thought Nazism was over,’ but I was wrong. In fact, Nazism is alive in the West.”

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