By Seamus Kearney
The row over Turkish ministers holding political rallies in some EU countries has intensified, with the Turkish President making a Nazi comparison in criticising German bans on the meetings.
The Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has called for an EU-wide ban on the rallies, which have already been cancelled in some Germany cities, angering Turkey.
The Netherlands is also looking at banning such meetings.
The Austrian head of state says individual countries should not be coming under pressure from Ankara.
The Austrian Chancellor has also called on the EU to end discussions with Turkey about possible membership of the bloc and restrict aid.
Turkey is attempting to seek support among ex-pat Turks for an upcoming referendum on controversial plans to extend the powers of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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