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Turkish foreign ministry summons Danish, Dutch diplomats over Quran burnings

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Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Danish chargé d’affaires and a Dutch diplomat over Quran burnings, Reuters reported Monday, citing state broadcaster TRT Haber.

This came after Edwin Wagensveld, leader of the Dutch chapter of the far-right Pegida movement, tore up a copy of the Quran during a demonstration outside the Turkish Embassy in The Hague on Friday.

Anti-Islam protestors have burned or damaged several copies of the Muslim holy book in recent months, prompting outrage in the Muslim world and demands that the Nordic governments ban such acts.

Turkey has repeatedly condemned such protests in recent months, including those in Sweden, which is awaiting Ankara’s approval to join NATO.

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