Sunday, February 5, 2023

"Several European countries, including Germany, temporarily shut their consulates in Istanbul this week, citing security concerns"


Tensions between Turkey and Western countries have been rising over Ankara's refusal to approve Sweden and Finland's NATO membership bids.

Recent protests in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands, at which far-right activists burned or desecrated copies of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, have only strained ties further.

The actions have infuriated Muslims in Turkey and other parts of the world.

Norwegian police said Thursday they had canceled a planned anti-Islam protest in Oslo, saying security could not be ensured.