Türkiye summons Danish ambassador over Quran-burning

Türkiye summoned Danish Ambassador to Ankara Danny Annan​​​​​​​ over the permission of burning the Muslim holy book Quran, according to diplomatic sources on Friday, SIA refers to Turkish media.

"The Danish Ambassador in Ankara has just been summoned to our Ministry after it was learned that an attack against our holy book, the Quran, was allowed in Denmark today," the sources said.

"It was conveyed to the ambassador that we strongly condemn the permission of this provocative act, which clearly constitutes a hate crime, and that this attitude of Denmark is unacceptable," they added.

Also, "it is emphasized that we expect the said act not to be allowed," it said.

A protest in Stockholm last weekend by a far-right anti-immigrant Danish/Swedish politician against Islam and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has heightened tensions between Sweden and Turkey.

Friday's attack came a week after Rasmus Paludan, an extreme-right Swedish-Danish politician on Jan. 21 burned a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm, under police protection and with permission from the authorities, drawing a wave of condemnations from across the Arab and Islamic worlds.

The leader of Danish far-right political party Hard Line, Rasmus Paludan, plans to protest outside the Turkish embassy in Copenhagen every Friday until Türkiye accepts Sweden's NATO application, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

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