Thursday 02 February 2023
Oslo / Ankara – (DPA):
Norwegian police said they will prevent the burning of the Koran scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, in front of the Turkish embassy in Oslo, because security cannot be satisfactorily guaranteed, the Norwegian News Agency (NTB) reported Thursday.
The Oslo police attributed the decision to intelligence information it had received, but made it clear that the burning of the Holy Quran by Muslims is still a legal form of political expression in Norway.
Turkey’s foreign ministry earlier on Thursday summoned Norway’s ambassador to Ankara, Erling Schönsberg, in its latest move in a row with Europe and the United States over a series of anti-Islamic acts.
A spokesman for the Norwegian Foreign Ministry told German News Agency (dpa) that the ambassador was asked to attend a meeting at the Turkish Foreign Ministry today, Thursday.
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