Far-right Dutch lawmaker called President Erdogan a ‘terrorist’ and urged the expulsion of the Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands.

Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, is one of Europe’s most prominent far-right politicians [Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters]

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into remarks by Dutch far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders who called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “terrorist”.

The chief public prosecutor’s office in the capital Ankara said in a statement on Tuesday that a probe had been opened because of a Twitter post “including a photograph and written insult about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Feb. 15”, Anadolu news agency reported.

Wilders made the comments on Twitter on Monday and urged Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to

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