The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday summoned the Danish charge d'affaires in Ankara over another act of desecration of Islam's holy book, the Quran, Turkish diplomatic sources said, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.
"The charge d'affaires of the Danish Embassy in Ankara were summoned to our Ministry again today as the acts of burning our holy book, the Quran, continued in front of our embassy in Copenhagen and the embassies of some Muslim countries," said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
It was the sixth time this month that the Danish diplomat was summoned over repeated acts of the desecration of the Quran.
Earlier, the Danish government said that it presented a bill criminalizing the burning of religious scriptures publicly.
Islamophobic figures and groups in Northern Europe in recent months have repeatedly carried out Quran burnings and similar attempts to desecrate the Muslim holy book, drawing outrage from Muslim countries and the world.