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A wild argument about Sweden joining NATO

A hanged Erdogan puppet, a burning Koran

A wild argument about Sweden joining NATO

Turkey continues to refuse to allow Sweden to join NATO. A planned visit to Ankara by the Swedish Ministry of Defense has now been canceled due to irritation caused by various protests.

Published: 01/21/2023 18:09


Putting Sweden under pressure: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish government has canceled a planned visit to Ankara by Swedish Defense Minister Paul Johnson next Friday. Sweden has failed to take action against “disgusting” anti-Turkish protests on its soil, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, state news agency Anadolu reported.

Ankara was angered by the Swedish government’s approval of Danish-born right-wing extremist Rasmus Balutan’s planned demonstration in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday. He had announced that he wanted to burn a copy of the Koran, the holy book of Islam. Many pro-Kurdish and pro-Turkish demonstrations were expected in Stockholm on Saturday.