Ankara strongly condemns the Koran burning incident by right-wing extremists in Sweden, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“The unseemly attacks on our holy Quran in Sweden have shown that lessons from the past have not been learned, that there is still a reluctance to prevent anti-Islamic and racist provocations, and that hate crimes are openly ignored under the pretext of freedom of speech,” the report says.
The ministry also sharply criticized attacks and provocations against Islam, Muslims, the Koran and places of worship recorded in various regions of the world during the month of Ramadan.
“In this context, we call on all countries and international organizations to take the necessary measures against Islamophobia and racism. Ankara expects to take effective and deterrent measures against such threats as soon as possible, as well as to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the Foreign Ministry stressed.
The Foreign Ministry assured that Turkey will continue to fight against “threats that are the product of anti-Islamic and racist thinking.”
Earlier in the city of Linköping in southern Sweden, the leader of the Danish far-right movement “Hard Course» (Stram Kurs) Rasmus Paludan burned the holy book of Muslims – the Koran.
The provocation was actually carried out under the protection of the local police.
Outraged citizens called on the police to prevent provocation from the racist leader. However, law enforcement officers ignored this demand, which caused unrest in the area.
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