Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said that he summoned the Turkish ambassador because it’s unacceptable that Turkish-origin Danish citizens are being complained to Turkish authorities over their criticism about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Berlingske newspaper published the interviews that they had with Kurdish-origin citizens including Özlem Çekiç, who was former member of parliament for the Socialist People’s Party, Lars Aslan Rasmussen, still a member of parliament and Mustafa Gezer, President of Dialog Forum. In these interviews, they claimed that they are threatened by Turks lives in Denmark and also said that those people called the complaint line in Turkey for denounce them.
Minister Anders Samuelsen said that they summoned Turkish Ambassador because they want to clarify this subject.
Turkey’s Ambassador in Denmark, Mehmet Dönmez, retired because of age limit and returned back to Turkey on Thursday. Senior Undersecretary Bora Kerimoğlu, acting as representative of the embassy, will go to Danish Foreign Ministry.