Turkish FM condemns "terrorist propaganda projected on Turkish Embassy" in Stockholm
Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Sweden's ambassador on Monday "over terrorist propaganda projected on the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm," Turkish state news agency AA said.
AA cited diplomatic sources who claimed that "elements affiliated with the PKK terror group projected statements and photographs containing terrorist propaganda and insulting images against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the embassy's chancellery building."
Turkish officials condemned the act and requested an investigation into the incident.
Ambassador Staffan Herrstrom was also told: "Our expectation is that the perpetrators of this unacceptable act are identified, the necessary measures are enacted, and concrete steps are taken in light of the commitments in the Trilateral Memorandum."
The said deal was signed by Turkey, Sweden and Finland during a NATO summit in Spain in late June. Turkey agreed to give a green light for Sweden and Finland's accession to NATO provided that they crackdown on Kurdish activists allegedly affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and hand them over to Turkey, that the two governments do not support the Kurdish militia People's Defense Units (YPG) in Northern Syria, and that Stockholm lifts arms embargoes imposed on Turkey following the latter's invasion of Syrian territories in 2019.
Projections on the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm!— Rojavakommittéerna (@realrojkom) November 21, 2022
Due to the continous attacks by Erdogan on free speech and the rights of LGBTQ+ people, as well as Turkey's repeated terror against the Kurdish people, we projected some well-chosen messages on the Turkish embassy in Stockholm pic.twitter.com/qGnkZGmIyr
Rojavakommitteerna, a Swedish solidarity group for Rojava - or the Kurdish-majority areas of Syria, also referred to as "West Kurdistan" - announced on Monday that they made the projection in protest against Ankara's attacks on free speech, LGBTQ+ people and Kurdish people.
Theiy said on Twitter:
"Projections on the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm! Due to the continuous attacks by Erdogan on free speech and the rights of LGBTQ+ people, as well as Turkey's repeated terror against the Kurdish people, we projected some well-chosen messages on the Turkish embassy in Stockholm."
The projection took place following waves of air raids by Turkish war planes in Northern Syria that left many people dead and injured.