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Turkey’s President Erdogan Attacks the Netherlands: ‘We Know How Rotten Their Character Is’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the joint press conference after at Grand Kremlin Palace on March 10, 2017 in Moscow, Russia |  Mikhail Svetlov—Getty Images

TIME

ANKARA, Turkey — In a new verbal attack against the Dutch amid their growing diplomatic spat, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held the Netherlands responsible for Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II.

Erdogan was referring to a Dutch battalion of United Nations peacekeepers who failed to halt the slaughter by Bosnian Serb forces of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia, in 1995.

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In a speech televised live on Tuesday Erdogan said: “We know the Netherlands and the Dutch from the Srebrenica massacre. We know how rotten their character is from their massacre of 8,000 Bosnians there.”

Associated Press

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