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Turkey summons Norwegian ambassador over permission for protest – ministry source


Turkish foreign ministry summoned Norway’s ambassador on Thursday over the Norwegian authorities’ permission for a protest in the country scheduled for Friday, a ministry source said.

Ankara strongly condemned the permission which it says is a “provocative act” which will attack the Koran, the source from the ministry said, adding that the ministry had asked for a reversal of allowing the demonstration.

A protest including the burning a copy of Koran last month near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm by an anti-immigrant Danish/Swedish politician from the far-right fringe drew strong condemnation from Ankara.