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Turkiye summons Denmark, Netherlands envoys over continued Quran desecration

August 21, 2023 at 5:36 pm

People gather to protest against burning of Quran in Denmark on July 22, 2023 in Baghdad, Iraq [Murtadha Al-Sudani – Anadolu Agency]

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on Monday, summoned the envoys of Denmark and the Netherlands over continued desecration of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, said Turkish diplomatic sources, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Ministry expressed its dissatisfaction with these continued “vile attacks” to the charge d’Affaires of the Denmark Embassy and Minister Counsellor of the Netherlands in Ankara, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

“It was once again emphasized that Turkiye condemns and protests these actions in the strongest possible terms,” they added.

The move came after the continuation of the burning of Quran in front of Turkiye’s embassies in Copenhagen and The Hague, as well as the embassies of some Muslim countries.

Islamophobic figures and groups in Northern Europe, in recent months, have repeatedly carried out Quran burnings and similar attempts to desecrate the Muslim holy book, drawing outrage from Muslim countries and the world.

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