March 25, 2023


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Sweden, Denmark and Norway call for caution in Turkey

The diplomatic ministries of Sweden, Denmark and Norway have appealed to their citizens residing in Turkey to exercise caution and avoid gatherings. This is due to the tense atmosphere after the burning of the Koran in demonstrations in Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Swedes in turkey The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed that they are required to follow developments, avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, subscribe to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs list, and download the Ministry of Foreign Affairs app for travelers. Sweden In Ankara, which had already seen anti-Swedish demonstrations, including the burning of the Swedish flag, it was closed to the public. The Swedish consulate in Istanbul is still functioning, but “use caution when entering.” Diplomacy ministries issued similar appeals to their citizens to avoid gatherings in Turkey Denmark And Norway.

Crisis in Swedish-Turkish relations

In recent days, the Danish-Swedish provocateur Rasmus Paludan, founder of the anti-Muslim Stram Kurs (Hard Line) party, burned the Qur’an in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm and in Copenhagen. This caused a crisis in Swedish-Turkish relations. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Declaring that Sweden could not count on joining NATO, Ankara canceled a trilateral meeting with the Swedish and Finnish authorities. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Danish ambassador for an interview.

The Finnish president does not rule out that the time will come for a serious “man-to-man” discussion with Erdogan

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A protest in front of the Swedish diplomatic mission in AnkaraErdem Shahin / Bab / Environmental Protection Agency

Main image source: Erdem Shahin / Bab / Environmental Protection Agency

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