Norway´s ambassador in Turkey has been called after local newspaper reports suggesting a protest planned it the in Oslo outside its embassy
The foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu of Turkey has summoned the ambassador for Norway after reporters about a protest planned by an anti-Islam group in Oslo.
According to a report in Reuters on Thursday, February 2, this move was announced after a Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reported that a protest group has planned to burn a copy of the Koran during the embassy of Turkey.
Turkish government has condemned the plan for the protests starting that its an act of provocation, adding that the foreign ministry has asked for the protest to be called off.
“Our ambassador referred to the constitutional right to freedom of expression in Norway and added that the Norwegian government neither supports nor is involved with the planned demonstration”, said Tuva Bogsnaes, Norway foreign affairs spokesperson.
As per the laws Norway, the police must be notified before staging any form of public demonstration and can only be stopped or banned if there is public to danger.
Another demonstration in Sweden by a far right Danish-Swedish politican, where a copy of the Koran was burnt, was also strongly condenmed by Turkey, as after a few days the country decided to withdraw its support Sweden’s entry into NATO.
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