Turkey cancels all meetings with Sweden and Finland


Published 26 January 2023 at 13.49

Domestic. Turkey's foreign minister now says that all meetings with Sweden and Finland are pointless. It has simply become politically impossible in Turkey.

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Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is now saying something official for the first time about Rasmus Paludan burning the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden last weekend.

– This heinous act in Sweden is a hate crime. It is a racist act. Nobody should say freedom of opinion, it is irrelevant, says Cavusoglu, CNN Türk reports.

The foreign minister also says that at the moment there is no question of assessing the two applications separately.

– It is pointless to have meetings with Sweden and Finland now.