Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was Sunday afternoon due to address a meeting in the French city of Metz, amid a bitter diplomatic dispute between Ankara and three other European countries over Turkish officials carrying out political campaigning abroad.
Netherlands authorities barred Cavusoglu's plane from landing on Saturday, when he had planned to address a rally in Rotterdam.
"Arrived in the Metz, France to have a meeting with our Consuls General and to gather with our citizens," Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter on Saturday night.
A local official in Metz said that Cavusoglu had been invited to speak by a local Turkish association ahead of an upcoming referendum on extending the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ankara has accused authorities in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria of "crimes against humanity" over moves to block campaign rallies by Turkish ministers for expat voters on their territory.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim early Sunday threatened "strong countermeasures" against the Netherlands after Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayin Kaya, who had arrived by car from Germany to stand in for Cavusoglu, was escorted back across the border.
Council of Europe constitutional law experts on Friday warned that the increased presidential powers proposed in the Turkish referendum risked installing a "one-person regime."