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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey warned its residents on Saturday towards “doable Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist assaults” in the USA and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their residents in Turkey about doable terror assaults.
In two separate journey advisories, the Turkish overseas ministry beneficial its residents in the USA and European nations “act calmly within the face of doable xenophobic and racist harassment and assaults” and to “steer clear of areas the place demonstrations could intensify.”
Current will increase in “anti-Islam and racist acts” mirror the harmful dimensions of non secular intolerance and hatred in Europe, the ministry stated.
A number of embassies in Ankara together with these of the USA, Germany, France and Italy on Friday launched safety alerts for his or her residents in Turkey that flagged “doable retaliatory assaults by terrorists towards locations of worship.”
This adopted latest Koran-burning incidents in Europe. Sweden’s overseas ministry additionally suggested its residents in Turkey on Saturday to keep away from crowds and demonstrations.
A far-right, anti-immigrant politician burned a Koran final week close to the Turkish embassy in Stockholm throughout a protest, heightening tensions between Turkey and Sweden. Related Koran-burning acts within the Netherlands and Denmark additionally drew sturdy condemnation from Ankara.