A Dutch leader of a far-right group desecrated a copy of the Quran in the second such anti-Muslim incident in Europe in less than a week.
Turkish President Erdogan says no individual has the freedom to insult Islam or any other religion after an anti-Muslim leader was given permission from the Swedish government to burn a copy of the Quran.
"In the Kristallnacht incident, the Nazis burned the pages of the Torah. Would the Swedish authorities today define such a disgusting thing as freedom of expression?” Altun asked.
In southeastern Mardin province, group of young people tour churches with roses in hand.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells young voters that he will use his authority to start the electoral calendar on March 10, which will trigger a 60-day-processing period by the high electoral board.
Some 250 people gather in Istanbul, holding flags and banners condemning "Sweden’s state-supported Islamophobia.”
Türkiye, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia lead Muslim world's outrage after Sweden allows notorious habitual offender Rasmus Paludan to burn copy of Holy Quran under "freedom of expression" guise.
Accompanied by police, supporters of the PKK/YPG terror group marched to the Medborgarplatsen area in Stockholm.
Turkish Foreign Ministry says permitting the anti-Islam act of Rasmus Paludan under the guise of "freedom of expression" is completely unacceptable.
Permission Sweden gave for Quran burning is not freedom of expression, Türkiye's Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says, adding racism and hate crimes are not freedom of thought.
Sweden has allowed far-right racist leader Rasmus Paludan to burn copy of the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish embassy building in Stockholm.
Turkish President Erdogan has criticised the British weekly over its cover story, which called on outsiders to pay attention to Türkiye's upcoming elections, claiming that the country is "on the brink of disaster" under the incumbent president.
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