UPDATE - * Türkiye condemns provocation in Sweden targeting President Erdogan

UPDATE - * Türkiye condemns provocation in Sweden targeting President Erdogan

Turkish Foreign Ministry notes commitments undertaken by Swedish government in context of preventing actions of PKK terror group, affiliates


By Mehmet Sah Yilmaz

ANKARA (AA) - Türkiye on Saturday condemned "in strongest terms" a new provocation by the PKK terror group in Sweden that targeted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"We condemn in the strongest terms the fact that a PKK-affiliated group was allowed to make propaganda with the symbols of a terrorist organization and to commit an outrageous act against our president," the Foreign Ministry said in astatement.

The ministry noted commitments undertaken by the Swedish government in the context of preventing actions of the PKK terror group and its affiliates.

Earlier, supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group carried out a provocative act by putting LGBT symbols on the so-called effigy of Erdogan at an LGBT gathering held in Stockholm.

Carrying pieces of cloth symbolizing the YPG/PKK terror group, the demonstrators also opposed Sweden’s NATO bid.

- Turkish justice minister weighs in

"I condemn in the strongest terms the provocation of the supporters of the terrorist organization PKK, which took place today in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden," Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc wrote on the X social media platform, formerly Twitter.

"It is unacceptable for Sweden to allow terrorist organizations' activities and to remain silent about provocations against our President. Sweden, which wants to become our ally in NATO, must remain faithful to its commitments by not allowing the activities of terrorist organizations. Terrorism is a crime against humanity. It is the primary duty of states of law to prevent all kinds of acts of terrorist organizations," he wrote.

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