(MENAFN- AzerNews) By News Centre
Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar strongly condemned
the recurrence of a“despicable attack” on the Muslim holy book,
the Quran, and a Turkish flag in Denmark.
"We strongly condemn the creatures who carried out this arrogant
and despicable attack, dehumanized and enraged with hatred, and we
declare and condemn as accomplices those who turn a blind eye to
these charlatans by remaining insensitive and silent, and almost
incite them to crime by leaving them unpunished," Akar said on
Friday in Türkiye's quake-hit southern Hatay province.
His remarks came after the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned
Danish Ambassador in Ankara Danny Annan to call on Danish
authorities to take necessary actions against the perpetrators of
this crime and to take effective measures to prevent the recurrence
of such provocations.
Akar stressed that these "hostile, barbaric mentality and
actions," which recently increased in Europe, destroy democratic
values and the culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
Meanwhile, the Turkish National Defense Ministry on Saturday
said "despite all warnings and initiatives, this hate crime
committed against all humanity in Denmark has once again remained
to be irresponsibly spectated in the name of so-called democracy
and freedom of expression."
"We call on Denmark, which is also a NATO member, to immediately
abandon its irresponsible attitude towards such attacks, which
threaten the common values of all humanity and which is another
manifestation of terrorism, and to immediately do what is necessary
on behalf of all humanity," the ministry said in a statement.
It also invited all democracy and human rights defenders,
especially those in Denmark, to duty in the name of universal
Recent months have seen several acts of Quran burning, or
attempts to do so, by Islamophobic figures or groups in northern
Europe and Nordic countries.
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