Turkey urges Sweden to take steps to stop Koran burnings

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(VOVWORLD) - Turkey's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Sunday urged Sweden to take concrete steps to prevent burnings of the Koran, a Turkish foreign ministry source said. 
Turkey urges Sweden to take steps to stop Koran burnings - ảnh 1Protesters hold copies of the Koran as they demonstrate outside the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul. (Photo: Reuters)

Sweden and Denmark have seen several protests in recent weeks where copies of the Koran have been damaged or burned, causing outrage among Muslims.

Sweden's embassy in Baghdad was stormed and set ablaze by angry protesters. In a phone call, Fidan told his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom that continuation of such "vile actions" under the guise of freedom of expression was unacceptable, the source said. Fidan and Billstrom also discussed Sweden's NATO military alliance membership application, the source added. T

he Swedish government said this month that it would examine whether it could change Sweden's Public Order Act to give police the possibility to stop demonstrations that threatened Sweden's security.